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A biological reconnaissance of the photoreceptors of invertebrates and fish from the Ross Sea, identifying the micro fauna and flora of Dry Valley lakes and other organism from the Ross Sea region
Entry ID: K022_1977_1978_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: A variety of research activities on the organisms in the Ross Dependency was undertaken to determine the biological research potential of the organisms. Most work focused on photoreceptors of different invertebrates and fishes. The studies included work on:

a) Glyptonotus antarcticus: The dorsal and ventral eyes of this big isopod were prefixed, postfixed, dehydrated and embedded for ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.75   E: 168.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-11-22
Stop Date: 1978-01-13
ISO Topic Category
Quality Most of the specimens were fixed, cut, examined under the light and/or transmission electron microscope and therefore no longer available. A few collected specimens are with the investigator at Jacobs University. In addition, lots of photographs (electron micrographs of eyes and other tissues of Antarctic fishes and crustaceans) are in his collection and a few until now uncut blocs of embedded tissue samples are also still available.
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: +49 421 200 3242
Fax: +49 421 2000 4333
Email: b.meyer-rochow at jacobs-university.de
Contact Address:
Jacobs University
Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PO BOX 750561
D-28725
City: Bremen
Country: Germany
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Publications/References
Meyer - Rochow, V.B. 1978. Auf Entdeckengsreise im ewigen Eis - ein Biologe erkundet die Antarktis. Selecta 20: 3691-3694

Meyer - Rochow, V.B., Thompson, K. 1979. Leben unter extremen Bedingungen - Antarktische Algen in Asche, Scnee und 4000m Hohe. Mikrokosmos 68: 21-22

Meyer-Rochow, V.B. 1979. A rapidly self-regenerating photosensitive system in the eyes of Antarctic ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-13

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