Distribution of Novel Infectious Agent in Healthy and Diseased Bicolor Damselfish in Florida and the Caribbean
Entry ID: RSMAS_MSC001b

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Summary
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 ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 23.0   S: 19.0   E: -69.0   W: -74.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Campbell, C.E., Schmale, M.C.
Dataset Title: Distribution of novel infectious agent in healthy and diseased bicolor damselfish in Florida and the
Caribbean
Dataset Series Name: Marine Biology
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: Springer-Verlag GmbH
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Contact Dr. Michael Schmale or the Principle Investigator for data use
constraints. No liability assumed.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MICHAEL S. SCHMALE
Phone: 305-421-4140
Fax: 305-421-4600
Email: mschmale at rsmas.miami.edu
Contact Address:
MBF/RSMAS
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
City: Miami
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149-1098
Country: USA
Distribution
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 305-421-4140
Fax: 305-421-4600
Email: mschmale at rsmas.miami.edu
Contact Address:
MBF/RSMAS
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy
City: Miami
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149-1098
Country: USA
Publications/References
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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-03-06
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