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Marine viruses — major players in the global ecosystem
  • C. Suttle
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature 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. The estimated 1030 viruses in the ocean, if stretched end to end,Expand
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Viruses in the sea
  • C. Suttle
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 15 September 2005
Viruses exist wherever life is found. They are a major cause of mortality, a driver of global geochemical cycles and a reservoir of the greatest genetic diversity on Earth. In the oceans, virusesExpand
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The Marine Viromes of Four Oceanic Regions
Viruses are the most common biological entities in the marine environment. There has not been a global survey of these viruses, and consequently, it is not known what types of viruses are in Earth'sExpand
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Viruses and Nutrient Cycles in the Sea Viruses play critical roles in the structure and function of aquatic food webs
Few of us may ever live on the seaor under it, but all of us are mak-ing increasing use of it either as asource of food and other materi-als, or as a dump. As our demandsupon the ocean increase, soExpand
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A Virophage at the Origin of Large DNA Transposons
A parasite of a giant DNA virus that rescues the host has been shown to be the progenitor of a widespread transposon. DNA transposons are mobile genetic elements that have shaped the genomes ofExpand
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Mechanisms and rates of decay of marine viruses in seawater.
  • C. Suttle, F. Chen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • 1 November 1992
Loss rates and loss processes for viruses in coastal seawater from the Gulf of Mexico were estimated with three different marine bacteriophages. Decay rates in the absence of sunlight ranged fromExpand
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Dynamics and Distribution of Cyanophages and Their Effect on Marine Synechococcus spp.
  • C. Suttle, A. Chan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • 1 September 1994
Cyanophages infecting marine Synechococcus cells were frequently very abundant and were found in every seawater sample along a transect in the western Gulf of Mexico and during a 28-month period inExpand
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Giant virus with a remarkable complement of genes infects marine zooplankton
As major consumers of heterotrophic bacteria and phytoplankton, microzooplankton are a critical link in aquatic foodwebs. Here, we show that a major marine microflagellate grazer is infected by aExpand
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Marine T4-type bacteriophages, a ubiquitous component of the dark matter of the biosphere.
Tailed bacteriophages are the most abundant biological entities in marine environments. However, most of these marine phages are uncharacterized because few of their hosts have been cultivated. ToExpand
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Marine cyanophages infecting oceanic and coastal strains of Synechococcus: abundance, morphology, cross-infectivity and growth characteristics
Eight different phycoerythrinand phycocyanin-containing strains of Synechococcus spp. and 1 strain of Anacystis marina were screened against 29 natural virus communities taken from 3 locations inExpand
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