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Cold tolerance of Antarctic terrestrial nematodes in the McMurdo Sound region
Entry ID: K067_1988_1989_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: A survey of the nematode fauna associated with moss and algae growth from terrestrial sites on Ross Island and the McMurdo Dry Valleys was conducted. A total of 6 species were identified and maps were drawn showing the distribution of each species in the McMurdo Sound region. Cultures of Panagrolaimus davidi, Plectus antarcticus and Plectus frigophilus were established on nutrient agar plates. ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.62   E: 166.47   W: 161.67

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-11-25
Stop Date: 1988-12-06
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LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Access Constraints Cultures of the Antarctic nematode Panagrolaimus davidi are maintained at the laboratories at the University of Otago that were isolated back in 1988.
More recently further nematode species and strains of P. davidi have been isolated and are maintained in culture. Please contact the investigator for more information.
Slides of P. davidi are lodged ... View entire text
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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 3 4797986 xtn 7963
Fax: +64 3 4797584
Email: david.wharton at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Zoology
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Wharton, D.A. 2010. Osmoregulation in the Antarctic nematode Panagrolaimus davidi. The Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 2025-2030.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-08-30

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