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Distribution and freeze tolerance testing of nematodes around Cape Hallett and Terra Nova Bay
Entry ID: K066_2005_2008_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Nematode worms in Antarctica are adapted to survive extreme conditions. One species, Panagrolaimus davidi, is unusual in that it can survive extra as well as intra-cellular freezing. This study investigated whether all species of nematodes are as tolerant in such freezing and if so, what mechanism is used. In addition to this the study examined the distribution of nematodes in ice-free sites to ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.6   S: -74.76   E: 164.25   W: 164.02
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 662
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data from this investigation is being used for the completion of a PhD thesis. The data will no be available until the thesis is completed. Please contact the investigator for more information.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
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 3 479 7570
Fax: +64 3 4797866
Email: craig.marshall at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biochemistry
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Smith, T. Wharton, D.A. Marshall, C.J. Cold tolerance of an Antarctic nematode that survives intracellular freezing: comparisons with other nematode species. Journal of comparative physiology B 178: 93-100, 2008.

Melianie Raymond PhD thesis -in progress.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-27

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