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Investigation into the environmental factors that drive microbial diversity in the soils of the Miers Valley, Mt Erebus, Bratina Island and Beacon Valley - K023_2007_2008_NZ_1
Entry ID: K023_2007_2008_NZ_1

Abstract: In this study, the active microbial component in the Dry Valleys system was characterized using newly developed molecular techniques with the aid of in situ augmentation and cloches (wind protection) which dampen the effects of the extreme weather conditions unique to the ecosystem. The aim was to ascertain those bacteria that are truly functional and to understand the environmental factors ... View entire text
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  N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81
Min Altitude: 171 Max Altitude: 1024
Min Depth: 0.01 Max Depth: 0.3
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.76   W: 160.76
Min Altitude: 171 Max Altitude: 1024
Min Depth: 0.01 Max Depth: 0.3
  N: -76.91   S: -76.91   E: 160.91   W: 160.91
Min Altitude: 171 Max Altitude: 1024
Min Depth: 0.01 Max Depth: 0.3

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Start Date: 2008-01-02
Stop Date: 2008-02-22
Quality Rocks and sand were collected from the Miers Valley, Upper Wright Valley and Battleship Promontory. All of the collected samples are stored at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in a PC2 containment facility. Various amounts of the samples are held at the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. The samples are stored at -80C. The samples were used for DNA analysis and this analysis uses very little material. Therefore, most if not all, of the samples still exist.

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Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 838 4593
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: caryc at UDel.Edu
Email: c.cary at
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Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
PO BOX 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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Cowan, D.A. Ah Tow, L. Smith, J.J. Cary, C. Moodley, K. 2005 Microbial molecular ecology of continental Antarctic biotopes. Antarctica: Global Laboratory for Scientific and International Collaboration. Tan, A., Yasin, Z., Mansor, M.(eds), Kuala Lumpur Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Adams, B.J. Bardgett, R.D. Ayres, E. Wall, D.H. Aislabie, J. Bamforth, S. Bargagli, R. Cary, C. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-01-19