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Microbial diversity and the environmental factors that drive the microbial community in the Ross Sea Region
Entry ID: K023_2004_2008_NZ_1

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Abstract: The Antarctic environment has recently been shown to support a high level of diversity of bacteria in the soil given the simplicity and extreme nature of the habitat. Understanding the relationship between soil biodiversity and ecosystem functioning is critical to predicting and monitoring the effects of ecosystem changes on important soil processes. This study investigated what environment ... View entire text
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  N: -78.09   S: -78.09   E: 163.81   W: 163.81
  N: -77.77   S: -77.77   E: 167.45   W: 167.45
  N: -78.02   S: -78.02   E: 165.53   W: 165.53
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.72   W: 160.72
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 160.76   W: 160.76
  N: -76.91   S: -76.91   E: 160.91   W: 160.91

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Start Date: 2005-01-24
Stop Date: 2005-02-05
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Quality All of the collected samples are stored at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in a PC2 containment facility. Various amounts of the samples are held at the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa and is indicated below. The samples are stored at -80C. The samples were used for DNA analysis and this analysis uses very little material. Therefore, most if not all, of the ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01