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Molecular genetics (DNA comparisons) of Prasiola crispa and Prasiola calophylla, two species of widspread Antarctic algae
Entry ID: K053_1993_1994_NZ_3

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Abstract: Two species of widespread Antarctic algae were investigated with molecular genetics approaches to determine if they are two separate species. Prasiola crispa usually forms a sheet like growth on moist soil near bird colonies and Prasiola calophyll usually forms ribbon like growths attached to stones in glacial meltstreams. Microscopically they appear identical and in some cases they produce ... View entire text
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Description: The algae culture collection is stored in a -20 freezer at the Molecular Laboratory and Allan Herbarium at Landcare Research, New Zealand. 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.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.02   S: -77.02   E: 162.5   W: 162.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-12-16
Stop Date: 1994-01-27
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Quality The results from this study was never published. A report was written to the RDRC for the scholarship award. This is available from Antarctica New Zealand. 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
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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
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Dijkstra, L. 1994. Classification of Antarctic Prasiola populations by the comparison of nuclear rDNA ITS sequences. RDRC Science Report.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05

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