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Vertical transect mineral soil samples collected from the Wright Valley, Miers Valley and Bratina Island analysed for microbial biomass, phylogeny and diversity using molecular methods
Entry ID: K023_2001_2002_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The extreme environment of the Dry Valleys has opposing views on the microbial diversity present. Using molecular biological techniques, a detailed study was undertaken of the prokaryotic community present in desiccated Antarctic Dry Valley mineral soils. Mineral soils were collected from the regions in the Upper Wright Valley, the labyrinth and a vertical transect from the valley floor to a peak ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.76   W: 160.76  
2.   N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81  
3.   N: -78.02   S: -78.02   E: 165.53   W: 165.53  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-27
Stop Date: 2002-02-06
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SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
Quality The data is reported in the publications. Please contact the investigators for more information.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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
Hawkins, S.K. 2003. Antarctic bacteria and enzyme temperature optima. MSc thesis, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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

Cowan, D.A. Ah Tow, L. 2004 Endangered Antarctic microbial communities. Annual Review of Microbiology 58: 649-690
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-08-25

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