Tick Collection (Pathogen Extracts) (NEON-TICC-PE)

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This collection contains pathogen DNA extracts collected from tick plots (NEON sample class: tck_pathogenresults_in.testingID, tck_pathogenresults_in.dnaExtract). Tick abundance and diversity are sampled using drag or flag sampling every three weeks at sites where more than five ticks have been detected in the last year and every six weeks elsewhere. Following collection, samples are sent to a professional taxonomist where adult and nymphal ticks are identified to species and lifestage and/or sex, and larvae are enumerated. A subset of nymphal ticks are then tested for the presence of bacterial and protozoan pathogens. The NEON Biorepository receives genomic DNA extracts from individual nymphs of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum which include tick and any associated pathogen DNA. The extracts have already been analyzed for pathogen presence and are stored in -80 degree Celsius freezers. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.


Contacts: NEON Biorepository, biorepo@asu.edu
Collection Manager: Azhar Husain
Tick Borne Pathogen Status data product: https://data.neonscience.org/data-products/DP1.10092.001
Ticks sampled using drag cloths data product: https://data.neonscience.org/data-products/DP1.10093.001
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4b797d8b-8368-425f-b614-a0e99769788a
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/922feca7-a681-4f61-89a7-9ac8fe968d82
Cite this collection:
NEON Biorepository Data Portal (2024). NEON Biorepository Tick Collection (DNA Extracts [Pathogen Extracts]). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/jws3gk accessed via the NEON Biorepository Data Portal, https://biorepo.neonscience.org/ on 2024-04-15.
Collection Statistics
  • 12,194 specimen records
  • 12,194 (100%) georeferenced
  • 12,075 (99%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 3 genera
  • 3 species
  • 3 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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