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Real-time PCR measurements of alkB in SAB contaminated sediment (SRE4 experiment).
Entry ID: SRE4_alkB_allyears

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Abstract: Real-time PCR assays were used to measure the potential of the microbial population to degrade alkanes - the principal component of Special Antarctic Blend diesel. This was done by using a real-time PCR assay to measure the levels of alkane mono-oxygenase genes (alkB). In this work, the assays were used to determine the levels of these genes in sediment exposed to SAB and control sediments from ... View entire text
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  N: -66.0   S: -66.5   E: 110.5   W: 110.0

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Start Date: 2001-10-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-20
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Powell S.M., Stark J.S., Snape I., Woolfenden E., Bowman J.P., Riddle M.J. (2010), Diesel and lubricant oils impact on Antarctic benthic microbial communities., Aquatic Microbiology Ecology, 61, 119-127

Thompson BAW, Goldsworthy PM, Riddle MJ, Snape I, Stark JS (2007), Contamination effects by a Conventional and a Biodegradable lubricant oil on infaunal recruitment to Antarctic sediments: a field experiment., Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 340, 213-26
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24