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Marine viruses — major players in the global ecosystem
- C. Suttle
- Environmental ScienceNature Reviews Microbiology
- 1 October 2007
Viruses are by far the most abundant 'lifeforms' in the oceans and are the reservoir of most of the genetic diversity in the sea, thereby driving the evolution of both host and viral assemblages.
Viruses in the sea
- C. Suttle
- 15 September 2005
The understanding of the effect of viruses on global systems and processes continues to unfold, overthrowing the idea that viruses and virus-mediated processes are sidebars to global processes.
The Marine Viromes of Four Oceanic Regions
The results support the idea that viruses are widely dispersed and that local environmental conditions enrich for certain viral types through selective pressure.
Viruses and Nutrient Cycles in the Sea Viruses play critical roles in the structure and function of aquatic food webs
As the authors' demands upon the ocean increase, so does the need to understand the ocean as an ecosystem, and basic to the un-derstanding of any ecosystem is knowledge of its food web, through which energy and materials flow.
Mechanisms and Rates of Decay of Marine Viruses in Seawater
Calculations suggest that in clear oceanic waters exposed to full sunlight, most of the virus decay, averaged over a depth of 200 m, would be attributable to solar radiation.
A Virophage at the Origin of Large DNA Transposons
It is concluded that Maverick/Polinton transposons may have originated from ancient relatives of Mavirus, and thereby influenced the evolution of eukaryotic genomes, although the authors cannot rule out alternative evolutionary scenarios.
Marine cyanophages infecting oceanic and coastal strains of Synechococcus: abundance, morphology, cross-infectivity and growth characteristics
The high abundance of cyanophages in the natural environment provides further evidence that viruses are probably important regulators of phytoplankton dynamics in marine systems.
Dynamics and Distribution of Cyanophages and Their Effect on Marine Synechococcus spp
The results indicate that cyanophages are an abundant and dynamic component of marine planktonic communities and are probably responsible for lysing a small but significant portion of the Synechococcus population on a daily basis.
A Dilution Technique For The Direct Measurement Of Viral Production: A Comparison In Stratified And Tidally Mixed Coastal Waters
It is suggested that mixing of stratified waters during tidal exchange enhances virus-mediated bacterial lysis and recycled a greater proportion of the organic carbon required for bacterial growth under non-steady-state compared to steady-state conditions.
Marine T4-type bacteriophages, a ubiquitous component of the dark matter of the biosphere.
- J. Filée, F. Tétart, C. Suttle, H. Krisch
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 30 August 2005
A set of degenerate PCR primers for phage T4 g23, which encodes the major capsid protein in all of the T4-type phages, reveals a remarkable level of molecular diversity, which in some cases was correlated with morphological variation of the virions.