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Detailed descriptions and culturing of Prasiola calophylla algae from Cape Royds and the Garwood Valley
Entry ID: K053_1986_1987_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: A detailed investigation of the autoecology, morphology and life history of Prasiola calophylla were conducted to extend the existing data for the species. Data on distribution and growth patterns of the alga in the field was gathered by field observations, mapping, photography and sketches at Cape Royds and the Garwood Valley. At Cape Royds the area to the north of Blue Lake was examined in ... View entire text
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Description: The algae culture collection is stored in a -20 freezer at the Molecular Laboratory and Allan Herbarium at Landcare Research, New Zealand. It is unknown what cultures are still viable and what species are available. The lab has PC2 containment and transfers have to be done according to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) protocol. Contact Phil Novis: NovisP@landcareresearch.co.nz for more information.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 166.15   W: 166.15  
2.   N: -78.03   S: -78.03   E: 164.17   W: 164.17  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-11-26
Stop Date: 1987-01-20
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Quality The data is well described and documented in the publications.
Some cultures may still exist and are held by Landcare Research, New Zealand. The quality of these cultures is unknown.
Field notebooks, diaries, etc are retained by the investigator.
Access Constraints If the cultures are wanted to be transeferred from Landcare Research, the receiving lab needs to have the necessary containment certification (i.e. PC2 containment) and transfers have to be done according to MAF protocol. Otherwise the work needs to be done in the Landcare Research Molecular lab.
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 3 364 2525
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: paul.broady at canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Broady, P.A. The distribution of Prasiola calophylla (Carmich.) Menegh. (Chlorophyta) in Antarctic freshwater and terrestrial habitats. Antarctic science 1(2): 109-118, 1989.

Broady, P.A. Diversity, distribution and dispersal of Antarctic terrestrial algae. Biodiversity and conservation 5(11): 1307-1335, 1996.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-16

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