Portal Home
Record Search Query: [Parameters: Topic='BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION', Term='PLANTS', Variable_Level_1='MICROALGAE']
Detailed descriptions and culturing of Oscillatoriaceae algae from Cape Royds and the Garwood Valley
Entry ID: K053_1986_1987_NZ_2

[ Get Data ]

Abstract: The sites of the first detailed account of Cyanophyta in the Ross Sea Region (West and West, 1911) collected by Shackleton's 1907-09 expedition were revisited and detailed descriptions of Oscillatoriaceae (the most abundant family of Cyanophyta) occurring in abundance as thick felts covering the bottom of ponds, lakes and streams were recorded. Samples were collected for culturing studies from pond, stream and soil habitats at Cape Royds and in the Garwood Valley. Illustrations were made of representative specimens of all taxa encountered and measurements of the widths of large numbers of trichomes were made. Environmental data was collected and included pH, water conductivity and water temperature.
Related URL
Description: The algae culture collection is stored in a -20 freezer at the Molecular Laboratory and Allan Herbarium at Landcare Research, New Zealand. It is unknown what cultures are still viable and what species are available. The lab has PC2 containment and transfers have to be done according to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) protocol. Contact Phil Novis: NovisP@landcareresearch.co.nz for more information.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
View entire text
1.   N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 166.15   W: 166.15  
2.   N: -78.03   S: -78.03   E: 164.17   W: 164.17  

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-11-26
Stop Date: 1987-01-20
ISO Topic Category
start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
here with 2 in span in link Ancillary Description
here with 3 in span in link Ancillary Description
Quality The data is well described and documented in the publications.
Some cultures may still exist and are held by Landcare Research, New Zealand. The quality of these cultures is unknown.
Field notebooks, diaries, etc are retained by the investigator.
Access Constraints If the cultures are wanted to be transeferred from Landcare Research, the receiving lab needs to have the necessary containment certification (i.e. PC2 containment) and transfers have to be done according to MAF protocol. Otherwise the work needs to be done in the Landcare Research Molecular lab.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 364 2525
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: paul.broady at canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
View entire list
Broady, P.A. Kibblewhite, A.L. Morphological characteristics of Oscillatoriales (Cyanobacteria) from Ross Island and southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic science 3(1): 35-45, 1991.

Broady, P.A. Diversity, distribution and dispersal of Antarctic terrestrial algae. Biodiversity and conservation 5(11): 1307-1335, 1996.

Broady, P.A. The distribution of terrestrial and hydro-terrestrial algal associations at three contrasting locations in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Algological studies 118: 95-112, 2005.
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

Link to NASA website
Responsible NASA Official:   Stephen Berrick
Webmaster:   Monica Lyles   ·  Contact GCMD User Support for assistance