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Analysis of soil and water samples from the Taylor Valley, Wright Valley and Ross Island areas for pathogenic free living amoebae
Entry ID: K021_1977_1978_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Soil and water was sampled to determine the distribution and occurrence of the pathogenic free living amoebae which are the aetiological agents of Primary Amebic Meningo-encephalitis. Samples were taken from soil and water in the Taylor Valley, Wright Valley, Lake Fryxell, Lake Vanda, Cape Royds, Cape Barne, Cape Evans and are Scott Base and McMurdo Station. Samples will be put to culture and isolates were characterized.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.6   S: -77.75   E: 163.5   W: 162.0  
2.   N: -77.4   S: -77.65   E: 163.0   W: 161.0  
3.   N: -72.2   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 166.0  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-11-12
Stop Date: 1977-11-28
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Instrument
WATER BOTTLES
Quality The results are found in the publications. Raw data has most likely been destroyed and if there is anything remaining, it may be found at Massey University, New Zealand.
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
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Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
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Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 858 5120
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: rtmc at waikato.ac.nz
Email: r.cursons at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Brown, T.J. Cursons, R.T.M. Keys, E.A. 1982 Amoebae from Antarctic soil and water. Applied and environmental microbiology 44(2): 491-493
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-19

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