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Nature Reviews Microbiology;May2006, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p319
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The article features the Antarctic Treaty, a pact by 12 countries which were active in scientific research the continent, in recognition of the need not only to protect and conserve this pristine landscape, but also to ensure that the continent was used solely for peaceful purposes and to formally enshrine the spirit of scientific cooperation. The treaty was effective on June 23, 1961 but it was drawn up and signed by the countries involved two year before it formally came into force.


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