Degree of ultraviolet radiation damage and repair capabilities are related to G + C content in marine vibriophages

@inproceedings{Kellogg2002DegreeOU,
  title={Degree of ultraviolet radiation damage and repair capabilities are related to G + C content in marine vibriophages},
  author={Christina A Kellogg and J H Paul},
  year={2002}
}
A key issue in the ecology of viruses in the marine environment is the rate of viral production and decay. The ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight has been found to cause loss of infectivity in marine bacteriophages at rates nearly equal to all other decay mechanisms combined. There are 2 main host-mediated mechanisms that can repair UV-damaged phage DNA: photoreactivation and excision repair. Both these mechanisms were investigated in 2 marine Vibrio parahaemolyticus hosts as they catalyzed… CONTINUE READING
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