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Hydrocarbon-degrading microbes and optimum environmental parameters for growth from soil samples (oil contaminated and pristine) from Scott Base, Marble Point, Lake Vanda and Bull Pass
Entry ID: K123_1996_1998_NZ_1

Abstract: Soil surface samples and soil profile samples (pits dug down to the ice cemented surface) were collected from both oil-impacted and pristine sites in the vicinity of Scott Base and at the abandoned stations at Marble Point and near Lake Vanda and from Bull Pass in the Wright Valley. The oil-impacted sites were oil storage sites where contamination with spilt fuel oils had occurred including ... View entire text
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Description: Online Ross Sea Region GIS mapping data

Description: Contact investigator for access to existing samples at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
  N: -77.43   S: -77.43   E: 163.83   W: 163.83
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55
  N: -77.47   S: -77.47   E: 161.7   W: 161.7
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-02
Stop Date: 1996-01-14
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SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
Quality Some soil samples and cultures still exist and are stored at Landcare Research, New Zealand. For more information on these samples and other collected data, please contact the investigator(s) or refer to the publications.
Access Constraints Accessible through contact with investigators if not available online
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Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd
Private Bag 3127
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01