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Soil samples from Mout Fleming, Allen Hills and the McKelvey Valley to determine the fungal terrestrial biodiversity using cultures and molecular DNA techniques
Entry ID: K021_1998_2011_NZ_9


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Summary
Abstract: Soil samples were taken from Mount Fleming (00-01), Allen Hills (03-04) and the McKelvey Valley (07-08) to ascertain terrestrial biodiversity at the sites, as determined by molecular DNA techniques and/or mycological culturing. The isolated cultures and DNA sequences are maintained either at University of Minnesota or at University of Waikato. Collecting data on temperature and relative humidity in the McKelvey Valley (10-11).

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Description: Investigators profile: Please contact the investigator for further information on the University of Waikato Antarctic Fungal Collection


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Description: University of Minnesota's project homepage. These are joint collaborators with the University of Waikato Publications (pdf) are available on this website.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Antarctic Heritage Trust related information on historic huts fungi


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.3333 S: -77.5833  E: 162.0  W: 160.0
 Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 3
 N: -77.25895 S: -77.25895  E: 161.23354  W: 161.23354
 Min Depth: 0.3  Max Depth: 0.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-01-25

Start Date: 2011-01-24
Stop Date: 2011-01-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ALLEN HILLS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MOUNT FLEMING
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCKELVEY VALLEY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Project
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Quality
Collected specimens and isolate samples are all held at the University of Waikato Antarctic Fungal Collection, PC2 facility as frozen glycerols at -80C. There are approximately 2,700 isolates. Approx 1,350 specimen were transferred to ZyGEM Corp Ltd, Culture Collection. Personal notebooks are held by the investigator. Please contact the investigator for further information.


Access Constraints
Culture at the University of Waikato are used for research purposes and are also linked with Zygem Pharmaceuticals for research and are therefore not publically available. Please contact the investigator for more information.


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


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
ROBERTA L FARRELL
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


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
Pointing, S.B., Chana, Y., Lacapa, D.C., Laua, M.C.Y., Jurgens, J.A.,
Farrell, R.L. 2009. Highly specialized microbial diversity in hyper-arid polar desert. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
doi:10.1073/pnas.0908274106

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-31


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