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Molecular comparison of bacterial diversity in uncontaminated and hydrocarbon contaminated marine sediment
Entry ID: Nested_DGGE

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Abstract: Sediment samples which were originally collected as part of ASAC 868 (ASAC_868) are now being investigated using molecular microbial techniques as part of ASAC 1228 (ASAC_1228). Samples were collected in a nested survey design in two hydrocarbon impacted areas and two unimpacted areas. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of a region of the 16S RNA gene was used to investigate the microbial community structure. Banding patterns obtained from the DGGE were transformed into a presence / absence matrix and analysed with a multivariate statistical approach.

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  N: -66.0   S: -66.5   E: 110.5   W: 110.0

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Start Date: 1997-11-01
Stop Date: 1998-11-30
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Guille D., Revill A.T., Bowman J. (1997), Long-Term Fate of Petroleum Contaminations at Casey Station, Antarctica., 79
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DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05