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Antarctic Bacterial Diversity
Entry ID: Antarctic_Bacterial_Diversity

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Abstract: The heterotrophic bacterial diversity from terrestrial and aquatic microbial mats from Antarctica were investigated using cultivation. Isolates were first grouped using the whole genome fingerprinting technique rep-PCR. Representatives were further studied and identified by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. After phylogenetic analysis, strains showing ≧99,0% sequence similarity with the type strains of a particular species were identified as this species. Strains clustering within a genus but showing less than 99,0% sequence similarity with a particular species were only identified at genus level. Strains for which only partial 16S rRNA gene sequences were determined were only identified at genus level.

Purpose: The dataset contains representative strains isolated from Antarctic terrestrial and aquatic microbial mats. Strains were identified using 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.0   S: -82.0   E: 11.0   W: -67.0

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Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility, Marine Biodiversity Information Network, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, International Council for Science Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +32(0)2 6274139
Fax: +32(0)2 6274277
Email: bruno.danis at
Contact Address:
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
29 Rue Vautier
City: Brussels
Postal Code: 1000
Country: BELGIUM
Email: Karolien.Peeters at
City: Gent
Country: Belgium
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-16

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