Diversity, evolutionary contribution and ecological roles of aquatic viruses

@article{Zhang2018DiversityEC,
  title={Diversity, evolutionary contribution and ecological roles of aquatic viruses},
  author={Qi-ya Zhang and Jian-Fang Gui},
  journal={Science China Life Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={61},
  pages={1486-1502}
}
  • Qi-ya Zhang, J. Gui
  • Published 13 November 2018
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Science China Life Sciences
Aquatic viruses include infected viruses in aquatic animals, plants and microorganisms, and free-floating viruses (virioplankton) in water environments. In the last three decades, a huge number of aquatic viruses, especially diverse free-floating viruses, including cyanophages, phycoviruses, archaea viruses, giant viruses, and even virophages, have been identified by virological experiments and metagenomic analyses. Based on a comprehensive introduction of aquatic virus classification and their… 
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