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Integrated Ecological Investigation of McMurdo Dry Valley's Active Soil Microbial Communities
Entry ID: NSF-ANT11-42096

Abstract: The McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are among the coldest, driest habitats on the planet. Previous research has documented the presence of surprisingly diverse microbial communities in the soils of the Dry Valleys despite these extreme conditions. However, the degree to which these organisms are active is unknown; it is possible that much of this diversity reflects microbes that have blown into ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #1142096

Description: Original data submitted, NCBI GenBank RNA sequences
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -77.5   E: 164.0   W: 161.0

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Start Date: 2012-07-01
Stop Date: 2015-06-30
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-01-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12