- data source
Any virus should be named according the literature. When the genome of a virus is available in the NCBI nucleotide databank, the corresponding identifier should be specified. Example: virus
T4and its NCBI identifier:
T4 (NC_000866.4). You can also provide its HER Number:
T4 (NC_000866.4; HER:27).
Any host should be named according to the literature. When the genome of a host is available in the NCBI nucleotide databank, the corresponding identifier should be specified. Example:
E. coli MG1655and its NCBI identifier:
E. coli MG1655 (NC_000913.3).
- raw response
Each user/lab has its own way to record the output of host range tests, from basic two-state (infection/no infection) to more detailed information such as numerical values corresponding to efficiency of plating calculations. A raw response is the value that was in the file when it was imported.
- global scheme
The responses in the VHRdb can only take 3 values corresponding to the VHRdb’s Global scheme. This scheme classifies virus-host interactions in 3 states : “No infection”, corresponding to value “0”, “Intermediate”, corresponding to value “1” and “Infection”, corresponding to value “2”.
An identifier is additional information related to a virus or a host. Identifiers can currently be NCBI identifiers, HER identifiers or custom identifiers. Identifiers are optional, but recommended when available. More information in Identifying viruses and hosts.