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The effects of increased PAR and UV on the xanthophyl cycle of Antarctic ice algae
Entry ID: K068_2005_2006_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The xanthophyll cycle is a photo-protection mechanism in phytoplankton which protects the photosynthestic machinery from damage by high light intensities. Sea ice algae in Antarctica live on the bottom of sea ice often at low irradiances. During sea ice break up, they become exposed to high levels of irradiance. This cycle was investigated in Antarctic sea ice to determine, a) how does the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.5   S: -77.55   E: 166.15   W: 166.15

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-10-27
Stop Date: 2005-11-11
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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: 00 64 3 4795453
Fax: 00 64 3 4798336
Email: gary.griffith at otago.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Marine Science
University of Otago
PO Box 56
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Griffith, G. 2007. The photoprotective xanthophyll cycle in Southern Ocean phytoplankton and Antarctic sea-ice algae. PhD thesis, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Griffith, G.P., Vennell, R., and Lamare, M.D. 2009. Diadinoxanthic cycle of the bottom ice algal community during spring in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Polar Biology 32: 623-636.

Griffith, G.P., Vennell, R. and Williams, M.J.M. 2010. An algal photo protection index and vertical mixing in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Plankton Research 32: 515-527.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-10-28

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