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Alkane mono-oxygenase genes from marine sediment near Casey
Entry ID: casey_alk_clones

Abstract: This dataset consists of 67 DNA sequences of the alkane mono-oxygenase gene. The sequence data are in FASTA format which can be opened with word-processing as well as sequence analysis software.

The clone library was created using the primers described by Kloos et al. (2006, Journal Microbiological Methods 66:486-496) F: AAYACNGCNCAYGARCTNGGNCAYAA and R:GCRTGRTGRTCNGARTGNCGYTG.

The library was created from a marine sediment sample that was part of the SRE4 marine biodegradation experiment in O'Brien bay near Casey station. The sample used was from the sediment exposed to Special Antarctic Blend diesel 5-weeks after the time of deployment.

These data were collected as part of AAS project 2672 - Pathways of alkane biodegradation in antarctic and subantarctic soils and sediments.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.3   S: -66.35   E: 110.35   W: 110.3
Min Depth: 10M Max Depth: 30M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Powell, S. and Bowman, J.
Dataset Title: Alkane mono-oxygenase genes from marine sediment near Casey
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-09-08
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-12-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-25
Quality The temporal coverage information is approximate - samples were collected within the time frame given.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 5 kb
Distribution Format: fasta
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 6286
Fax: +61 3 6226 2642
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Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 54
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Powell, S. M., J. P. Bowman, and I. Snape. (2004), Degradation of nonane by bacteria from Antarctic marine sediment., Polar Biology, 27, 573-578
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-09-11