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Viral and microbial loop dynamics in the water column and sea-ice of Prydz Bay
Entry ID: ASAC_2751

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2751
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Viruses are tiny particles that cannot reproduce by themselves. To reproduce they have to parasitise a bacterial cell, or another organism. In the sea viruses infect bacteria and phytoplankton cells and can cause those cells to die and break open, thereby liberating more virus particles ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.0   S: -68.0   E: 80.0   W: 75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Laybourn-Parry, J.
Dataset Title: Viral and microbial loop dynamics in the water column and sea-ice of Prydz Bay
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-01-31
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-10-01
Stop Date: 2010-03-31
Quality The Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, and represent the beginning and end of the 2007 - 2010 Antarctic seasons.

The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.

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Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 160 kb
Distribution Format: Excel, Word
Fees: Free
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24