Wanelik, K.M.; Harris, M.P.; Wanless, S.; Nunn, M.A.

Plaque reduction neutralisation test results for common guillemot (Uria aalge) blood samples tested against twelve strains of a tick-borne virus, Great Island virus

This dataset contains plaque reduction neutralisation test (PRNT) results for common guillemot (Uria aalge) blood samples tested against twelve strains of a tick-borne virus, Great Island virus. 144 individual pre-breeding and breeding guillemots were captured between 1993 and 1995 on the Isle of May, Scotland and blood samples collected on filter paper. Plaque reduction neutralisation tests (PRNT) were then performed on these blood samples to detect virus strain-specific neutralising antibodies. Part of this dataset is presented in the peer-reviewed article Nunn et al. (2006) Parasitology 132: 233-40. This work was part of a NERC-funded PhD project looking at interactions between avian colonial social structure and tick-borne pathogen dynamics.

Publication date: 2016-02-29

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Wanelik, K.M.; Harris, M.P.; Wanless, S.; Nunn, M.A. (2016). Plaque reduction neutralisation test results for common guillemot (Uria aalge) blood samples tested against twelve strains of a tick-borne virus, Great Island virus. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/bc1d9057-64b3-4b82-8db7-c5984d967659

 

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Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Nunn, M.A., Barton, T.R., Wanless, S., Hails, R.S., Harris, M.P., & Nuttall, P.A. (2005). Tick-borne Great Island Virus: (I) Identification of seabird host and evidence for co-feeding and viraemic transmission. Parasitology, 132(2), 233.

Provenance & quality

This data was collected by AMN and KMW, who used slightly different methods. These small differences are indicated in the supporting documentation. Numbers of plaque forming units (KMW) or numbers of plaque forming units per ml (AMN) are presented.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Klara Wanelik
University of Oxford
Oxford
UK
klara.wanelik@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Authors

Wanelik, K.M.
University of Oxford
Harris, M.P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wanless, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nunn, M.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

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Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Environmental survey Isle of May,  PRNT,  Pywell Section United Kingdom
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities