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Immunogenetics of Antarctic pack ice seals in the Ross Sea
Entry ID: Pack_ice_seal_immunogenetics


Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of 518 tissue samples obtained from four species of
Antarctic pack ice phocid pinnipeds (Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii;
crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophaga; Ross seal, Ommatophoca rossii; leopard
seal, Hydrurga leptonyx) collected during a research cruise in the Ross Sea
aboard the NSF Icebreaker "Nathaniel B. Palmer" from December 1999 through
February 2000.

The objective of the study was to document the patterns of molecular genetic
variability at important immune system loci (major histocompatibility complex =
MHC) in the four phocid pinnipeds that live in the Ross Sea. A basic
description of the multi-disciplinary cruise that supported this research was
published as:

Ackley, S. F., J. L. Bengtson, P. Boveng, M. Castellini, K. L. Daly, S. Jacobs,
G. L. Kooyman, J. Laake, L. Quetin, R. Ross, D. B. Siniff, B. S. Stewart, I.
Stirling, J. Torres, P. K. Yochem. 2003. A top-down, multidisciplinary study
of the structure and function of the pack-ice ecosystem in the eastern Ross
Sea, Antarctica. Polar Record 39: 219-230.

Results of studies supported by this NSF grant of the immunogenetics of
Antarctic phocid pinnipeds have been published as:

Decker, D. J., B. S. Stewart, N. Lehman. 2002. Major histocompatibility
complex class II DOA sequences from three Antarctic seal species verify
stabilizing selection on the DO locus. Tissue Antigens 60:534-538.

Weber, D. S., B. S. Stewart, J. Schienman, and N. Lehman. 2004. Major
histocompatiblity complex variation at three class II loci in the northern
elephant seal. Molecular Ecology 13:711-718.

Lehman, N., D. J. Decker, and B. S. Stewart. 2004. Divergent patterns of major
histocompatibility complex class II variation in four species of Antarctic
phocid pinnipeds. Journal of Mammalogy 85(6):

Soll, S. J., B. S. Stewart, and N. Lehman. In Press. Conservation of MHC Class
II DOA sequences among carnivores. Tissue Antigens.

Stewart, B. S. 2003. The pack ice nice of Weddell seals in the Ross Sea. In:
Antarctic Biology in a Global Context. pp. 224-228. A. H. L. Huiskies, W. W.
C. Gieskes, J. Rozema, R. M. L. Schorno, S. M. van der Vies & W. J. Wolff.
Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

The relevant gene sequences have also been submitted to and published by
GenBank and accession numbers are indicated in the publications above.

Geographic Coverage
 N: -71.0 S: -89.0  E: 160.0  W: -150.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-12-01
Stop Date: 2000-02-29


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >MIGRATORY RATES/ROUTES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]
R/V NBP >R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer    [Information]


Project
APIS >Antarctic Pack Ice Seals Project    [Information]


Keywords
APIS
SCAR
Antarctic Pack Ice Seals
Immunogenetics
Leptonychotes weddellii
Lobodon carcinophaga
Ommatophoca rossii
Hydrurga leptonyx
Crabeater seals
Leopard seals
Weddell seals
Ross seals


Data Center
Hubbs - SeaWorld Research Institute    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.hswri.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BRENT SCOTT STEWART
Phone: 619-226-3870
Fax: 619-226-3944
Email: bstewart at hswri.org
Contact Address:
Hubbs - SeaWorld Research Inst.
2595 Ingraham Street
City: San Diego
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92109
Country: USA


Personnel
BRENT SCOTT STEWART
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 619-226-3870
Fax: 619-226-3944
Email: bstewart at hswri.org
Contact Address:
Hubbs - SeaWorld Research Inst.
2595 Ingraham Street
City: San Diego
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92109
Country: USA


NILES EDWARD LEHMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 619-226-3870
Fax: 619-226-3944
Email: niles at pdx.edu
Contact Address:
Dept of Chemistry
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
City: Portland
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97207
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-10-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-26



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