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Prevalence of viruses and parasites in populations of house mice on Macquarie Island
Entry ID: ASAC_1183

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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 ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -40.0   S: -55.0   E: 160.0   W: 150.0
Min Altitude: 1 M Max Altitude: 428 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lawson, M. and Moro, D.
Dataset Title: Prevalence of viruses and parasites in populations of house mice on Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2002-11-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-18
Stop Date: 2001-05-19
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 26 KB
Distribution Format: Word, Text, Excel
Fees: free
Phone: +61 8 9346 2510
Email: mlawson at
Contact Address:
University of Western Australia
QEII Medical Centre
Department of Microbiology
Province or State: Western Australia
Postal Code: 6009
Country: Australia
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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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05