In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
Molecular Epidemiology of Aquatic Pathogens-VHSV Fish Virus Database
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The Molecular Epidemiology of Aquatic Pathogens-Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (MEAP-VHSV) Database is a collaborative project led by Dr. Gael Kurath and Eveline J. Emmenegger of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, Washington.
The MEAP-VHSV Database interface was developed in a collaboration between the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center, the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering at Oregon State University, and the NBII Pacific Northwest Information Node, with additional funding from the USDA Critical Issues Program and the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust.
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) is an important viral pathogen of finfish that is reportable by many nations and international organizations. In the Great Lakes region VHSV emerged in the mid 2000's, and VHSV strain IVb has now been isolated from a wide range of fish species in Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, the Saint Lawrence River, and inland waters in New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
The MEAP-VHSV database provides the ability to look at geographic distribution of genetic diversity in the VHS virus in a web-based mapping interface. It also allows comparison by number of base pairs difference between isolates. The database can be accessed at http://gis.nacse.org/vhsv/.
The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey