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Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (HNV) Database
Entry ID: HNV_777

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Abstract: Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) is a pathogen infecting
primarily salmonid hosts and is endemic to the Pacific Northwest. Numerous IHNV
isolations and IHN outbreaks have occurred since the early 1900's. We have
characterized the midG sequence, a 303 nucleotide region in the middle of the
glycoprotein (G) gene, of over 900 IHNV isolates through its endemic range.
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Purpose: Each virus isolates biological profile data is divided into five fields:
general information, host information, geographic information, sequence
results, and biological results. The user can search for selected isolates with
the same criteria (i.e. sockeye with the identical midG sequence type) and then
also sort the selected isolates with other parameters (i.e. year of isolation
and geographic region, etc.) It is our intent that database become a repository
for data on future IHNV isolates with their corresponding profiles that can be
utilized by other researchers, fish managers, and diagnosticians to facilitate
decisions regarding fish management (e.g. stock transfers, stock isolation,
disease quarantines, etc.).
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Description: Sequencer software can edit and analyze raw nucleotide sequence data.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 16.0   E: -110.0   W: -174.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality One of the strengths of the database will be the search parameters
offered. A user can search for a matching IHNV nucleotide sequence and request
spatial outputs simultaneously.

We employed a technician to review the database records by
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Access Constraints The data will be available to other researchers when the database is made
available online. Some of the geographical locations (i.e. Where the virus was
isolated) for political sensitive regions may be "fuzzy" for the web-enabled
Use Constraints Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at
the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering, no warranty
expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on
any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of
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Data Center
Western Fisheries Research Center, Western Regional Office, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (206) 526-6282, Ext. 276 (EE)
Phone: (206) 526-6583 (GK)
Email: evi_emmenegger at
Email: gael_kurath at
Contact Address:
6505 NE 65th Street
City: Seattle
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98115
Country: USA
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Originator: Emmenegger, E.J., Meyers, T.R., Burton, T.O., and Kurath, G.
Publication Date: 2000 Title: Genetic Diversity and Epidemiology of Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus in Alaska Series Name: Dis. Aquat. Org. Issue Identification: 40:163-176
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23