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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 2008-09: VUWAE 53

*Bioprospecting activities

*Bioprospecting activities

New Zealand is collecting data for discussions on bioprospecting in Antarctica at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings. Here, we define bioprospecting as 'The search for chemical compounds and genetic materials from plants, animals and micro-organisms; the extraction and testing of those compounds and materials; and the research and commercial development of those that show activity.'

To your knowledge, does your science involve any bioprospecting activity? No