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Examining the viability of seeds found at the historic hut at Cape Evans on Ross Island
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_6

Abstract: The seeds presently in the open containers at the historic hut at Cape Evans were examined, collected (2001-2003) and germination was attempted. The seeds were placed in sealed glass containers and kept at 4 degrees celcius on the advice of the Millenium Seedbank Project, Kew, England. The seeds were treated in various ways to stimulate germination alongside controls from a germinable sample of the same species where possible. Germination itself was considered the best means of determining seed viability.
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  N: -77.64   S: -77.64   E: 166.42   W: 166.42

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Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-01-01
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Quality Please contact the investigator for results of seed germination and viability. No publications were produced.
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23