Portal Home
Record Search Query: [Personnel: Last_Name='FARRELL', Middle_Name='L', First_Name='ROBERTA']
Soil, wood, hay and feed samples collected from Scotts Hut at Cape Evans to determine the presence/absence of Bacillus sp
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_5

[ Update this Record ]

Summary
Abstract: Three soil samples were taken from Hut Point, 73 from Cape Evans and 28 from Cape Royds to determine the presence/absence of Bacillus sp. At Cape Evans, transects were made and soil cores were taken to a depth of approximately 10 cm intervals of 1 meter for the length of the annex area (2003-2004). Other samples included wood, hay and feed. Molecular DNA probes were used to determine if anthrax DNA is present in any of these samples (detection level approximately 3-4 spores per gram dry weight of material). These samples were catalogued for both RNA and DNA extraction to potentially identify expressed genes and possible viability of spores. Absolute quantitative real-time PCR will be utilized for the detection and possible viability of any spores present.
Related URL
Description: University of Minnesota's project homepage. These are joint collaborators with the University of Waikato Publications (pdf) are available on this website. All wood samples are held here.
View entire list
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.55   S: -77.85   E: 166.63   W: 166.17

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-12-01
Stop Date: 2004-01-01
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: +64 7 838 4704
Fax: +64 7 838 4976
Email: r.farrell at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
View entire list
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-26

[ Update this Record ]



Link to NASA website
Responsible NASA Official:   Dr. Stephen Wharton
Webmaster:   Monica Holland   ·  Contact GCMD User Support for assistance