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Taxonomy of Halophiles from Antarctic Soils
Entry ID: ASAC_253

Abstract: A number of moderate halophiles tolerating 10-15% salt, and extreme halophiles tolerating 22% salt were isolated from soils of the Vestfold Hills. The extreme halophiles were identified as Halomonas and Halobacterium. A number of moderate halophiles were biochemically characterised, but this work was not published, being overtaken by better molecular methods for such studies.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -68.5   E: 72.5   W: 72.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Line, M.
Dataset Title: Taxonomy of Halophiles from Antarctic Soils
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-10-01
Stop Date: 1985-03-31
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Line M. (1988), Microbial flora of some soils of Mawson base and the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, Polar Biology, 8, 421-427
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24