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Investigation into the environmental factors that drive microbial diversity in the soils of the Meirs Valley mineral soils
Entry ID: K023_2004_2005_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The primary objective of this event was to examine possible environmental factors (moisture, nutrients, mineralogy) driving the microbial diversity in the dry valley soils of Antarctica. 325 mineral soil samples (15-50 mls) were collected from different sites in and around the upper Miers Valley. Sights included a well-defined altitudinal gradient set (150 samples) on the northern flank of the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81

Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
K023_2004_2008_NZ_1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-24
Stop Date: 2005-02-05
Instrument
SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
Quality All of the collected samples are stored at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in a PC2 containment facility. Various amounts of the samples are held at the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. The samples are stored at -80C. The samples were used for DNA analysis and this analysis uses very little material. Therefore, most if not all, of the samples still exist.
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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 4593
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: caryc at UDel.Edu
Email: c.cary at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
PO BOX 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Cowan, D.A. Ah Tow, L. Smith, J.J. Cary, C. Moodley, K. 2005 Microbial molecular ecology of continental Antarctic biotopes. Antarctica: Global Laboratory for Scientific and International Collaboration. Tan, A., Yasin, Z., Mansor, M.(eds), Kuala Lumpur Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Adams, B.J. Bardgett, R.D. Ayres, E. Wall, D.H. Aislabie, J. Bamforth, S. Bargagli, R. Cary, C. Cavacini, P. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02

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