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Algae, fungi and actinomycetes from soils of Mt Erebus
Entry ID: K052_1982_1983_NZ_4


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Summary
Abstract: Soil samples were collected from the crater of Mt Erebus. Yeast glucose agar and penicillin and streptomycin was used to culture thermophilic microbes, fungi and actinomycetes. Several thermophilic microbes, fungi and actinomycetes were isolated and established in pure culture.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.8833 S: -77.8833  E: 167.2833  W: 167.2833
 Min Altitude: 3360  Max Altitude: 3700

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-12-04
Stop Date: 1982-12-05


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT EREBUS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ROSS ISLAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
SOIL SAMPLER    [Information]


Quality
This study was conducted as part of the University of Canterbury Antarctic Expedition. The data is contained within the publications or please contact the investigator for more information.

In addition, in the University of Canterbury preliminary report, some details of soil samples are reported in Appendix 8.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
LAURIE GREENFIELD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 364 2797
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


Publications/References
Greenfield, L.G. Thermophilic fungi and actinomycetes from Mt Erebus, and a fungus pathogenic to Bryum antarcticum at Cape Bird. New Zealand Antarctic record 4(3): 10-11, 1983.

Greenfield, L.G., Wynn-Williams, D. And Broady, P. 1983. University of Canterbury Antarctic Expedition 1982/83, Preliminary report. Botany Department, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20


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