Collection Details

Australian Collection of Antarctic Micro-organisms

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©John Gibson 1988
Catalogue id
3744C1
Caption
Benthic microbial mat
Photographer
Gibson, John

Collection Details

Custodian
Carol Nichols
Collection Acronym
ACAM
Description
ACAM was established in 1986 at the University of Tasmania as a collection for microorganisms from the Antarctic continent as well as from subantarctic islands and the Southern Ocean. ACAM was one of the few collections in the world dedicated to the collection of Antarctic bacteria and since its inception had grown to nearly 400 strains. Many of these strains have been isolated from lakes and marine waters in the Vestfold Hills region of Antarctica near Davis Station.
Domain
Terrestrial,Limnetic,Marine
Taxa Groups
Microbiota,

List 29 taxa from this collection
Collection Status
Data collection complete
Linked to the following Bioregions

Coastal Continental Antarctic - Dumont d'Urville / Commonwealth Bay
Coastal Continental Antarctic - Mawson Coast
Coastal Continental Antarctic - Vestfold Hills
Coastal Continental Antarctic - Windmill Islands

Data Details

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Map

Polar projection map of the collection. (view full size) No map exists.
Spatial Coverage
54° 30' 00.0" S to 77° 30' 00.0" S | -54.5000° to -77.5000°
71° 37' 59.9" E to 165° 00' 00.0" E | 71.6333° to 165.0000°
Date Range of Collection
4-Apr-1900 to 10-Oct-1996
Metadata
ACAM - The Australian Collection of Antarctic Microorganisms