This product consists of multiple tabular datasets and associated metadata for clinical status, gene transcripts, and lab results related to presence of Mycoplasma spp. in desert reptiles. To better understand immune responses to pathogenic infections, we conducted an experiment to quantify innate and induced immune responses using gene transcript profiles and measured induced antibody levels for Mycoplasma spp. in Mojave Desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii).
Data consists of:
Clinical Status Data - Clinical status of presence or absence of nasal discharge, eroded nares, or labored respiration in 15 captive tortoises classified as naive, exposed, or infected.
Gene Transcript Data - Gene transcription values for 11 genes of interest for 14 adult captive male tortoises and 13 adult wild tortoises in Clark County, Nevada, USA.
Laboratory Data - Disease laboratory results for qPCR and ELISA test for five control, five exposed, and five infected captive adult tortoises and 14 reference wild adult tortoises in Clark County, Nevada, USA.
These data support the following publication:
Drake, K.K., Aiello, C.M., Bowen, L., Lewison, R.L., Esque, T.C., Nussear, K.E., Waters, S.C., and Hudson, P.J., 2019. Complex immune responses and molecular reactions to pathogens and disease in a desert reptile (Gopherus agassizii). Ecology and Evolution, 9(5), 2516-2534. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4897.
|Title||Ecological and Disease Data for Induced Immune Responses and Antibody Levels for Mycoplasma spp. in Captive and Wild Mojave Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii)|
|Authors||Todd C Esque, Karla (Kristina) K Drake, Christina M Aiello, Lizabeth Bowen, Rebecca L. Lewison, Kenneth E Nussear, Shannon C Waters-Dynes, Peter J. Hudson|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Western Ecological Research Center|