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Biogeography in saline lake dinoflagellates: evolutionary jumps between limnic and marine systems
Entry ID: ASAC_3022

Abstract: Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3022.

The Vestfold Hills contains a suite of marine derived brackish to saline lakes that have simple food webs dominated by microorganisms, including dinoflagellates that are members of the phytoplankton. The lakes possess differing salinities that impact on other physical and chemical characteristics so that the original marine creatures ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.52   S: -68.58   E: 78.28   W: 78.22

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Laybourn-Parry, J., Rengefors, K. and Logares, R.
Dataset Title: Biogeography in saline lake dinoflagellates: evolutionary jumps between limnic and marine systems
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-05-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-09-30
Stop Date: 2009-03-31
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Field work:
Samples were collected from a range of saline and freshwater lakes from which clonal cultures of dinoflagellates were established.

Laboratory activity/analysis:
Circa 40 clonal cultures of dinoflagellates established.
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Australian Antarctic Division
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Rengefors, K., Logares, R. and Laybourn-Parry, J. (2012), Polar lakes may act as ecological islands to aquatic protists, Molecular Ecology, doi:doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05596.x

Logares R, Lindstrom ES, Langenheder S, Logue JB, Paterson H, Laybourn-Parry J, Rengefors K, Tranvik L, Bertilsson S. (2012), Biogeography of bacterial communities exposed to progressive long-term environmental change, The ISME Journal, 1-12, doi:doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.168.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05