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Molecular Taxonomy of an Antarctic, Mycoplasma-like Organism: Sequence of the 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene
Entry ID: ASAC_504

Abstract: An obligately anaerobic bacterium that lacked a cell wall was isolated from the hypolimnion of Ace Lake, Antarctica. Cells were very pleomorphic, forming cocci, filaments up to 25 micrometres in length, and annular shapes. The organism was morphologically very similar to some members of the class Mollicutes which contains two genera of obligately anaerobic bacteria, Anaeroplasma and ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.47   S: -68.47   E: 78.19   W: 78.19

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Franzmann, P.
Dataset Title: Molecular Taxonomy of an Antarctic, Mycoplasma-like Organism: Sequence of the 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-09-30
Stop Date: 1992-03-31
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 2698 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
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Fax: +61 8 9387 8211
Email: peter.franzmann at
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Province or State: Western Australia
Postal Code: 6014
Country: Australia
Franzmann, P.D. and M. Rohde (1992), Characteristics of a novel, anaerobic, mycoplasma-like bacterium from Ace Lake, Antarctica, Antarctic Science, 4, 155-162

Franzmann, P.D. and Dobson, S.J. (1992), Cell wall-less, free-living spirochetes in Antarctica., FEMS Microbiology Letters, 97, 289-292
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05