Ecophysiological experiments on the springtail Gressitacantha terranova to determine genetic variation, antifreeze proteins and cold tolerance studies

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Title: Ecophysiological experiments on the springtail Gressitacantha terranova to determine genetic variation, antifreeze proteins and cold tolerance studies
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This study sought to carry out primary ecophysiological experiments - cold tolerance - on the springtail Gressitacantha terranova. Bulk collections were made using aspirators and paintbrushes from under rocks in the foothills surrounding Gondwana Station, to assay for and isolate an antifreeze protein. Samples were also collected for investigation of genetic variation (DNA isolated and patterns of variation analysed) across an altitudinal transect. A portion of collected animals were assayed for cold tolerance (critical thermal minima and crystallisation temperature) using cold stage microscopy and PicoLoggers. An alcohol bath was used to control cooling of samples. This is the first study of its kind in Antarctic Collembola.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20071101
Ending_Date: 20071215
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.13
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.13
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.38
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.38
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > HEXAPODS > ENTOGNATHA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > HEXAPODS
Theme_Keyword: LGP > LATITUDINAL GRADIENT PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: EBA > EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTARCTIC
Theme_Keyword: Genetic Variation
Theme_Keyword: Antifreeze Proteins
Theme_Keyword: Cold Tolerance
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TERRA NOVA BAY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CRAIG MARSHALL
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Biochemistry
Address: University of Otago
Address: PO Box 56
Address: Dunedin
Country: NEW ZEALAND
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 479 7570
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 4797866
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: craig.marshall@stonebow.otago.ac.nz
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K066_2007_2008_NZ_1
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040602
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080922
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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