An enemy within? Observations of virus-like particles in reef corals.

@article{Wilson2004AnEW,
  title={An enemy within? Observations of virus-like particles in reef corals.},
  author={William H. Wilson and Angela L. Dale and Joanne E. Davy and Simon K Davy},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={145-148}
}
Marine virology has been transformed in recent years following the discovery that viruses are typically present in concentrations of between 10–10 ml 1 in seawater (Bergh et al. 1989). In essence viruses are simple; they contain a length of nucleic acid (either DNA or RNA) encapsulated by a protein coat and have no inherent metabolism. In practice, viruses are the most morphologically and genetically diverse biological particles in the ocean and it is likely that all microbial and multicellular… CONTINUE READING