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Analysis of soil and water samples from the Taylor Valley, Wright Valley and Ross Island areas for pathogenic free living amoebae
Entry ID: K021_1977_1978_NZ_1

Abstract: Soil and water was sampled to determine the distribution and occurrence of the pathogenic free living amoebae which are the aetiological agents of Primary Amebic Meningo-encephalitis. Samples were taken from soil and water in the Taylor Valley, Wright Valley, Lake Fryxell, Lake Vanda, Cape Royds, Cape Barne, Cape Evans and are Scott Base and McMurdo Station. Samples will be put to culture and isolates were characterized.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.6   S: -77.75   E: 163.5   W: 162.0
  N: -77.4   S: -77.65   E: 163.0   W: 161.0
  N: -72.2   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 166.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-11-12
Stop Date: 1977-11-28
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Quality The results are found in the publications. Raw data has most likely been destroyed and if there is anything remaining, it may be found at Massey University, New Zealand.
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Brown, T.J. Cursons, R.T.M. Keys, E.A. 1982 Amoebae from Antarctic soil and water. Applied and environmental microbiology 44(2): 491-493
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23