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Distribution of novel infectious agent in healthy and diseased bicolor damselfish in Florida and the Caribbean

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Originator: Campbell, C.E., Schmale, M.C.
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Distribution of novel infectious agent in healthy and diseased bicolor damselfish in Florida and the Caribbean
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: Marine Biology
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher: Springer-Verlag GmbH
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Description:
Abstract:
The disease damselfish neurofibromatosis (DNF) affects bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus) on reefs in Florida. This disease consists of peripheral nerve sheath and pigment cell tumors that are eventually fatal. The development of DNF is correlated with the appearance of unusual, extrachromosomal DNAs in affected fish that appear to be the genome of an undescribed, virus-like agent. Probes derived from these sequences were used to determine the distribution of this agent in diseased and health fish from several reefs in South Florida and from selected locations elsewhere in the range of this species. These analyses demonstrated that naturally diseased fish exhibited high levels of these DNAs in tumors and, to a lesser extent, in unaffected tissues. Fish with experimentally induced DNF exhibited similar levels of this DNA. Healthy adult fish had either no detectable levels of this DNA or very low levels, depending on the sensitivity of the detection technique used. Healthy adults from high disease prevalence reefs were more likely to test positive for this DNA than those from low disease reefs. Juvenile damselfish never contained detectable levels of this agent. Very low levels of this DNA were also detected in healthy fish from the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Dose-response experiments using tumor-derived cell lines indicated that tumor development was directly related to exposure dosages and that very low concentrations of this material did not yield tumor development. Taken together, these data indicate that high levels of this agent were correlated with the appearance of this disease and the very low levels often observed in healthy fish were not a predictor of tumor development. To determine correlations between exposure dosages or low concentrations of DNA and the development of tumors in healthy fish. Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: Named reefs and reef systems: Fowey Rocks, North Dry Rocks, Little Grecian Reef, Ajax Reef, Dry Tortugas Named Regions: Bahamas (Bimini), Belize, Curacao, Haiti, Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Direct Spatial Reference: Vector Spatial Reference Information - Horizontal Coordinate System Definition - Geodetic Model:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Schmale, M.C., P.D.L. Gibbs and C.E. Campbell (2002) A virus-like agent associated with neurofibromatosis in damselfish. Diseases Aquatic Org. 49:107-115.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Campbell, C.E. and M.C. Schmale (2001) Distribution of a novel infectious agent in healthy and tumored bicolor damselfish in Florida and the Caribbean. Marine Biology 139:777-786.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Campbell, C.E., P.D.L. Gibbs and M.C. Schmale (2001) Progression of infection and tumor development in damselfish. Marine Biotechnology 3:S107-S114
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REFERENCE: Gibbs, P.D.L. & M.C. Schmale (2000) GFP as a genetic marker scorable throughout the lifecycle of transgenic zebrafish. Marine Biotechnology 2:107-125.
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REFERENCE: Corrales, J., L.B. Nye, S.D. Baribeau, G. Gassman & M.C. Schmale. (2000) Characterization of scale abnormalities in pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, from Biscayne Bay, Florida. Environ. Biol. Fishes 57:205-220.
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > ACTINOPTERYGII
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > VIRUSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF
Theme_Keyword: Damselfish Neurofibromatosis (dnf)
Theme_Keyword: Bicolor Damselfish (stegastes Partituts)
Theme_Keyword: Reefs
Theme_Keyword: Virus-like Agent
Theme_Keyword: Disease Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Fowey Rocks
Theme_Keyword: North Dry Rocks
Theme_Keyword: Little Grecian Reef
Theme_Keyword: Ajax Reef
Theme_Keyword: Dry Tortugas
Theme_Keyword: Bahamas (bimini)
Theme_Keyword: Belize
Theme_Keyword: Curacao
Theme_Keyword: Haiti
Theme_Keyword: Jamaica
Theme_Keyword: Turks And Caicos
Theme_Keyword: Florida Keys
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CURACAO
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > BAHAMAS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > HAITI
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > JAMAICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Contact Dr. Michael Schmale or the Principle Investigator for data use constraints. No liability assumed.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MICHAEL S. SCHMALE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: MBF/RSMAS
Address: University of Miami
Address: 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33149-1098
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-421-4140
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305-421-4600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mschmale@rsmas.miami.edu
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U-MIAMI/RSMAS > Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Contact_Person: MICHAEL S. SCHMALE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: MBF/RSMAS
Address: University of Miami
Address: 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
City: Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33149-1098
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-421-4140
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305-421-4600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mschmale@rsmas.miami.edu
Resource_Description: RSMAS_MSC001b
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050715
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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