Institutional Collection: Arthropod-borne Infectious Agents Collection

Collection Information

CollectionCode: 
ABIAC
Status of Collection: 
Active
Accession Status: 
Project
Collection Description: 

The Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (ABADRU) maintains a collection of numerous low to high pathogenicity arthropod-borne microbes from North, Central, and South America; Europe; Australia; Africa; and Asia. The collection includes a large number of bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (Orbivirus) isolates, vesicular stomatitis virus isolates, MP-12 Rift Valley fever virus and strains of low pathogenicity, and Enterobacteriaceae which have been used to develop and validate diagnostic tests, to conduct molecular epidemiological investigations, to investigate mechanisms of viral replication and transmission and mechanisms of vector infection.

Collection Content Type: 
Biological: Living organisms
Preservation Type: 
Storage Environment: Frozen (-80)
Access Eligibility and Rules: 
These microbes are used by scientists as part of permitted and regulated research. Organisms may be shared with collaborators by agreement and according to regulations and legal restrictions.
LSID: 
(empty)
Cool URI: 
http://usfsc.grscicoll.org/cool/vp7d-z1hp

Collection's Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
USDA/ARS, Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (ABADRU)
Mailing Address 2: 
Center for Grain & Animal Health Research
Mailing Address 3: 
1515 College Ave.
City/Town: 
Manhattan
State/Province: 
Kansas
Postal/Zip Code: 
66502
Country: 
USA

Collection Contact Information

Primary Contact: 
  • Created: 22 August 2016 - 12:24pm EDT
  • Updated: 22 August 2016 - 3:36pm EDT
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