Molecular systematics of Antarctic mosses
Entry ID: K024_1999_2001_NZ_1

[ Update this Record ]

Abstract: Estimating genetic variation is important in understanding a populations potential to track changing environmental conditions and for conservation management. Two molecular techniques, DNA sequencing and microsatellite markers, were used to determine the genetic structure of and relationships amoung moss populations. A phylogenetic analysis of ITS sequence variation was conducted, focusing on the ... View entire text
Related URL
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.98   S: -78.11   E: 169.27   W: 162.53

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-25
Stop Date: 2001-01-27
ISO Topic Category
Quality The moss samples (and the DNAs) that remain are currently stored at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. The investigator is collaborating with two authors on another molecular systematics papers utilizing these samples. Until this work is completed we will not be able to allow others to access the samples.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 838 4053
Fax: +64 7 838 4324
Email: c.gemmill at
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
PO Box 3105
City: Hamilton
Stevens, M., Hunger, S., Hills, S. and Gemmill, C. 2007. Phantom hitch-hikers mislead estimates of genetic variation in Antarctic mosses. Plant Systematics and Evolution 263: 191-201.

Hunger, S.A. A study on molecular systematics of the Antarctic Bryum species and the development of microsatellite DNA markers in Bryum argenteum Hedw. M.Sc., University of Waikato : 2000.
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-27
[ Update this Record ]

Link to Web Site