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Microbial diversity and the environmental factors that drive the microbial community in the Ross Sea Region
Entry ID: K023_2004_2008_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The Antarctic environment has recently been shown to support a high level of diversity of bacteria in the soil given the simplicity and extreme nature of the habitat. Understanding the relationship between soil biodiversity and ecosystem functioning is critical to predicting and monitoring the effects of ecosystem changes on important soil processes. This study investigated what environment ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81  
2.   N: -77.77   S: -77.77   E: 167.45   W: 167.45  
3.   N: -78.02   S: -78.02   E: 165.53   W: 165.53  
4.   N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.72   W: 160.72  
5.   N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.76   W: 160.76  
6.   N: -76.91   S: -76.91   E: 160.91   W: 160.91  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-24
Stop Date: 2005-02-05
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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 and is indicated below. 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 ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
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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
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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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