Prevalence of viruses and parasites in populations of house mice on Macquarie IslandEntry ID: ASAC_1183
Abstract: Little information exists on risks of disease introduced into environments from exotic species. House mice remain prevalent on Macquarie Island, and may interfere with the subantarctic community there by the transmission of murine pathogens. The project seeks to identify the incidence and suite of murine viruses and parasites present in this insular mouse population, compare it to those found in ... other populations of house mice in Australia,and learn about the persistence of virus or parasites in very isolated communities of house mice. This information can then be used to gauge the risks associated with disease following the introduction of house mice to islands where they do occur.
Data will be published in journal, currently not in press.
Raw data will not be available until 2004, and after publication of results.
Parasites are stored at Murdoch University (Contact Dr Russ Hobbs).
Mouse sera are stored at The University of Western Australia (Contact Dr Mal Lawson).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Moro Dorian, Lawson Mal
Dataset Title: Prevalence of viruses and parasites in populations of house mice on Macquarie Island
Data Presentation Form: Tabular results
Start Date: 2000-11-18Stop Date: 2001-05-19
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ISLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH > DISEASES/EPIDEMICS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > VIRUSES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EXOTIC SPECIES
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 26 KB
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 8 9346 2510
Email: mlawson at cyllene.uwa.edu.au
University of Western Australia QEII Medical Centre Department of Microbiology
Province or State: Western Australia
Postal Code: 6009
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 8 9400 5143
Email: d.moro at ecu.edu.au
School of Natural Sciences Edith Cowan University
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 6027
Moro, D, Lawson, MA, Hobbs RP, Thompson RCA 2003. Pathogens of house mice on arid Boullanger Island and subantarctic Macquarie Island, Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 39: 762-771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10