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Soil, wood, hay and feed samples collected from Scotts Hut at Cape Evans to determine the presence/absence of Bacillus sp
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_5

Abstract: Three soil samples were taken from Hut Point, 73 from Cape Evans and 28 from Cape Royds to determine the presence/absence of Bacillus sp. At Cape Evans, transects were made and soil cores were taken to a depth of approximately 10 cm intervals of 1 meter for the length of the annex area (2003-2004). Other samples included wood, hay and feed. Molecular DNA probes were used to determine if anthrax DNA is present in any of these samples (detection level approximately 3-4 spores per gram dry weight of material). These samples were catalogued for both RNA and DNA extraction to potentially identify expressed genes and possible viability of spores. Absolute quantitative real-time PCR will be utilized for the detection and possible viability of any spores present.
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Description: University of Minnesota's project homepage. These are joint collaborators with the University of Waikato Publications (pdf) are available on this website. All wood samples are held here.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.55   S: -77.85   E: 166.63   W: 166.17

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-12-01
Stop Date: 2004-01-01
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Country: New Zealand
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Email: r.farrell at waikato.ac.nz
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Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
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