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The use of historic milk powder to compare the microbial flora of milk from the past to the present
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_7

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Summary
Abstract: Very small samples of milk powder from opened exposed tins were sampled from the artifacts found at the historic huts on Ross Island, in the order of several grams in the 2001-2002 season. Two hypothesis were examined: Are current factory production methods responsible for the microbial flora that is present today (i.e. do they select for the strains we see today) and, Are the strains that are present today recent arrivals to New Zealand? The University of Waikato, Thermophile Research Unit, in collaboration with the New Zealand Dairy Board (and Anchor Products), have been involved in identifying and enumerating thermophilic bacilli in milk powder production plants in New Zealand because thermophilic bacteria cause a significant loss in production.
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Description: University of Minnesota's project homepage. These are joint collaborators with the University of Waikato
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.64   S: -77.64   E: 166.42   W: 166.42

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-01-01
Quality Please contact the investigator for milk microbial flora. No publications were produced.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4704
Fax: +64 7 838 4976
Email: r.farrell at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-26

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