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Analysis of the endolithic communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: microclimate, biodiversity, community structure, biomass, photosynthetic activity and genetic diversity
Entry ID: K024_2003_2008_NZ_1

Abstract: The photosynthetic activity of endolithic communities at three sites in the Ross Sea Region, including Mt Falconer in the Taylor Valley, Linnaeus Terrace in the Asgard Range, the Nussbaumriegel in the Taylor Valley, Battleship Promontory and Granite Harbour was studied in situ. Microsensors were installed at all field locations in boreholes in sample rocks to measure oxygen concentration, pH and ... View entire text
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1.   N: -76.92   S: -76.92   E: 160.92   W: 160.92  
2.   N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 163.1   W: 163.1  
3.   N: -77.67   S: -77.67   E: 162.77   W: 162.77  
4.   N: -77.6   S: -77.6   E: 161.08   W: 161.08  
5.   N: -76.88   S: -76.88   E: 162.73   W: 162.73  

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Start Date: 2003-01-10
Stop Date: 2003-02-04
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Quality The data is reported in the publication. All samples and other data is held mainly by Dr Leo Sancho in Madrid, Spain. Please contact either Dr Leo Sancho or Professor Allan Green for more information.
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De los Rios, A. Wierzchos, J. Sancho, L.G. Ascaso, C. Exploring the physiological state of continental Antarctic endolithic microorganisms by microscopy. FEMS microbiology ecology 50: 143-152, 2004.

De los Rios, A. Sancho, L.G. Grube, M. Wierzchos, J. Ascaso, C. Endolithic growth of two Lecidea lichens in granite from continental Antarctica detected by molecular and ... View entire text
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