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Vertical transect mineral soil samples collected from the Wright Valley, Miers Valley and Bratina Island analysed for microbial biomass, phylogeny and diversity using molecular methods
Entry ID: K023_2001_2002_NZ_1

Abstract: The extreme environment of the Dry Valleys has opposing views on the microbial diversity present. Using molecular biological techniques, a detailed study was undertaken of the prokaryotic community present in desiccated Antarctic Dry Valley mineral soils. Mineral soils were collected from the regions in the Upper Wright Valley, the labyrinth and a vertical transect from the valley floor to a peak ... View entire text
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  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.76   W: 160.76
  N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81
  N: -78.02   S: -78.02   E: 165.53   W: 165.53

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Start Date: 2002-01-27
Stop Date: 2002-02-06
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04