Metagenomics of Antarctic Lakes: a Model for Defining Microbial Biogeochemical Processes in the Cold
Entry ID: ASAC_2899

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We conducted a genomic analysis of Archaea and Bacteria collected from lakes in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. This provided a new level of understanding about the life forms inhabiting these cold lakes. Linked to knowledge of meteorological, geological, chemical and physical data that has been ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.0   S: -68.0   E: 79.0   W: 77.0
  N: -53.11   S: -53.19   E: 73.59   W: 73.51

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-10-01
Stop Date: 2009-03-31
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Quality The data from Ace Lake were collected using a YSI Sonde 6600 Multifunction Probe the 20th of December, 2006.

Biomass collection was collected between December 20-25. In addition to Ace Lake, surface water samples from Organic and Deep lakes for filtering were also collected. The biomass samples were collected using a Millipore Filter System with three 293mm ... View entire text
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 65 kb
Distribution Format: Excel, Word
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 9385 3516
Email: r.cavicchioli at
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School Of Microbiology and Immunology
University Of New South Wales
City: Sydney
Province or State: NSW
Postal Code: 2052
Country: Australia
Allen, M., Lauro, F.M., Williams, T.J., Burg, D., Siddiqui, K.S., De Francisci, D., Chong, K.W.Y., Pilak, O., Chew, H.H., De Maere, M.Z., Ting, L., Katrib, M., Ng, C., Sowers, K.R., Galperin, M.Y., Anderson, I.J., Ivanova, N., Dalin, E., Martinez, M., Lapidus, A., Hauser, L., Land, M., Thomas, T. and Cavicchioli, R. (2009), The genome sequence of the psychrophilic archaeon, Methanococcoides burtonii: the role of genome evolution in cold-adaptation., International Society of Microbial Ecology Journal, in press

Cavicchioli, R. and Lauro, F. (2009), Effects of climate change on polar microbes., Microbiology Australia, 30, 2
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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