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Soil samples and temperature data from Tramway Ridge, Mt Erebus to determine the genetic capabilities and structure of microbial communities
Entry ID: K023_2008_2009_NZ_1

Abstract: The study of high temperature extreme environments continues to challenge our understanding of the upper tolerances of microbial life and how life may have originated on earth and possibly other planets. The Tramway Ridge geothermal site on Mt. Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica, is the most geographically isolated geothermal site on earth providing an excellent system for studies of ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 167.11   W: 167.11
  N: -77.52   S: -77.53   E: 167.15   W: 167.11
Min Altitude: 3400 Max Altitude: 3400
Min Depth: 0.01 Max Depth: 0.1
Min Altitude: 3400 Max Altitude: 3400
Min Depth: 0.01 Max Depth: 0.1

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-01-23
Stop Date: 2009-01-23

Start Date: 2009-11-21
Stop Date: 2009-11-26
Quality All of the collected samples are stored at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in a PC2 containment facility. Various amounts of the samples are held at the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. The samples are stored at -80C. The samples are being used for DNA analysis and this analysis uses very little material. Therefore, most if not all, of the samples still exist.

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 838 4593
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: caryc at UDel.Edu
Email: c.cary at
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
PO BOX 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04