- data source¶
A data source regroups the results of interaction tests between viruses and hosts. Data sources have associated meta data such as the owner, the life domain for the hosts, and the description of the data.
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 an 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.