Taxonomic and ecological survey of the terrestrial algae in the Ross Sea Region (McMurdo Dry Valleys, Marble Point, Cape Bird, Mt Erebus)Entry ID: K053_1980_1981_NZ_1
Abstract: A taxonomic and ecological survey of the terrestrial algae was conducted in the vicinity of Lake Fryxell, Taylor Valley and Cape Bird and supplemented with samples from Marble Point, the lakes and ponds in the Victoria, Taylor and Wright Valleys (e.g. Lake Vanda and Don Juan Pond) and Mt Erebus summit. >160 wide ranging samples were examined microscopically. All algal taxa observed were drawn and ... photographs were taken of particularly interesting specimens. Observations of field appearance of algae and their general distribution patterns were recorded. Samples were removed and continued work on air dried samples was conducting in the laboratory including culturing techniques, making isolates into unialgal culture, examining the morphological plasticity in response to the environment = ecophene formation and culturing studies on chlorophycean and xanthophycean algae to describe the full range of organisms.
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Start Date: 1980-12-03Stop Date: 1981-01-21
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Quality The data is very well described and documented in the publications.
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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