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Analysis of soil samples for human comensal micro-organism to determine the degree of human induced microbial contamination of heavily used regions
Entry ID: K023_2001_2002_NZ_2

Abstract: Mineral soils from the immediate vicinity of field campsites in the Wright Valley, Miers Valley and Bratina Island campsites were sampled daily during occupation. The samples were analysed with PCR based methods using a range of genus- and species-specific DNA primers to detect human commensal microbiota. The aim was to monitor the rate and degree of contamination of heavily impacted regions by ... View entire text
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  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.76   W: 160.76
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 169.4   W: 169.4
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.67   W: 166.67
  N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81
  N: -78.02   S: -78.02   E: 165.53   W: 165.53

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Start Date: 2002-01-27
Stop Date: 2002-02-06
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Ah Tow, L. Cowan, D.A. 2003 Non-specificity of Staphylococcus generic primers. Microbiology 149(7): 1605-1607
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-01-19