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The importance of aerial transport in the distribution of microbes, the role of dried mats as reservoirs of viable propagules and the assessment of the habitat for the germination, growth and persistence of propagules
Entry ID: K082_1990_1992_NZ_1

Abstract: The potential importance of dried cyanobacterial mats as sources of propagules for local dissemination was studied at Bratina Island (McMurdo Ice Shelf), Lake Fryxell (Taylor Valley) and Cape Crozier (Ross Island). The McMurdo Ice Shelf is an area covered by pools, lakes, streams and rivers, many of which contain abundant growths of algae and cyanobacteria mats. Often the pools dry out when pond ... View entire text
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  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 165.33   W: 165.33
  N: -77.62   S: -77.62   E: 163.18   W: 163.18
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 169.4   W: 169.4

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-11-29
Stop Date: 1991-01-05

Start Date: 1992-01-02
Stop Date: 1992-01-28
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Hawes, I. 1991. Airborne propagule sampling on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, 1990/91 - a comparison of samples. BIOTAS newsletter 6: 7-10
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-09
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