Diversity and evolutionary relationships of T7-like podoviruses infecting marine cyanobacteria.

  title={Diversity and evolutionary relationships of T7-like podoviruses infecting marine cyanobacteria.},
  author={Naama P Dekel-Bird and Sarit Avrani and Gazalah Sabehi and Irina Pekarsky and Marcia F. Marston and Shay Kirzner and Debbie Lindell},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={15 5},
Phages are extremely abundant in the oceans, influencing the population dynamics, diversity and evolution of their hosts. Here we assessed the diversity and phylogenetic relationships among T7-like cyanophages using DNA polymerase (replication), major capsid (structural) and photosynthesis psbA (host-derived) genes from isolated phages. DNA polymerase and major capsid phylogeny divided them into two discrete clades with no evidence for gene exchange between clades. Clade A phages primarily… CONTINUE READING

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