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Determining the microbial flora around mummified seal carcases in the McMurdo Dry Valleys as a nutrient source for microbial diversity

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Title: Determining the microbial flora around mummified seal carcases in the McMurdo Dry Valleys as a nutrient source for microbial diversity
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Abstract:
Transect sampling of surface and 5-10cm depth of the soils in the vicinity of seal carcases in the Miers Valley was carried out. Samples were analysed to assess the impact of local carbon/nitrogen sources on microbial diversity and biomass. It was proposed that microbial diversity is influenced by the known C and N limitations in Dry Valley mineral soils. In situ ATP analysis of transect samples was conducted. In the 04/05 season, a site was located and mapped that had the highest concentration of mummified seal in one area (50). Peripheral soils associated with the seals were sampled in an effort to resolve more clearly the effect on microbial metabolism and the extent of the impact. Transect sampling was conducted on surface soils in the vicinity of 7 selected seal carcasses. An additional 8 were spot sampled only where the seal actually contacts the soil surface.
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REFERENCE: Cowan, D.A. Ah Tow, L. Smith, J.J. Cary, C. Moodley, K. 2005 Microbial molecular ecology of continental Antarctic biotopes. Antarctica: Global Laboratory for Scientific and International Collaboration. Tan, A., Yasin, Z., Mansor, M.(eds), Kuala Lumpur Academy of Sciences Malaysia
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Ending_Date: 20050205
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICROFLORA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: LABORATORY
Theme_Keyword: SOIL SAMPLER
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MIERS VALLEY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CRAIG CARY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DON COWAN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Biological Sciences
Address: University of Waikato
Address: PO BOX 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal_Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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Address: Department of Biotechnology
Address: University of the Western Cape
Address: Bellville
City: Cape Town
Postal_Code: 7535
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 838 4593
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +27 (21) 959 2083
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +27 (21) 959 3505
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: caryc@UDel.Edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.cary@waikato.ac.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dcowan@uwc.ac.za
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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
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090430
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090501
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
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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
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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