Blood Parasite Infection Data from Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri), Alaska, 2008-2012

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This dataset includes two spreadsheets associated with a study of three genera of blood parasites (Leucocytozoon, Haemoproteus, Plasmodium) in 185 Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) sampled in Alaska, 2008-2012. The first spreadsheet provides age, sex, location, and blood parasite (hematozoa) infection data for three different genera of blood parasites. Hematozoa DNA, from eider blood samples, was detected by amplifying a 479bp fragment of the Cytochrome-b gene using a nested PCR technique with primers specific for the three target hematozoa genera. Amplicons were sequenced and assigned to genera by the nucleotide BLAST function of the NCBI GenBank database. Infection data are provided as NCBI GenBank accession numbers for DNA sequences obtained from samples that tested positive for infection. The second spreadsheet provides the geographic coordinates of the five sampling sites.

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Metadata Date March 19, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 1, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 19, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 1, 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: It is requested that the authors and the USGS Alaska Science Center be cited for any subsequent publications referenced to this dataset., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -150.67
Bbox North Lat 71.28
Bbox South Lat 61.23
Bbox West Long -165.79
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2008-05-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-08-01

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