Hybrid assembly of an agricultural slurry virome reveals a diverse and stable community with the potential to alter the metabolism and virulence of veterinary pathogens

@article{Cook2020HybridAO,
  title={Hybrid assembly of an agricultural slurry virome reveals a diverse and stable community with the potential to alter the metabolism and virulence of veterinary pathogens},
  author={Ryan Cook and Steven P T Hooton and Urmi H. Trivedi and Liz King and Christine E R Dodd and Jon L. Hobman and Dov J. Stekel and Michael A. Jones and Andrew D. Millard},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
Background Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on Earth, known to be crucial components of microbial ecosystems. However, there is little information on the viral community within agricultural waste. There are currently ~2.7 million dairy cattle in the UK producing 7-8% of their own bodyweight in manure daily, and 28 million tonnes annually. To avoid pollution of UK freshwaters, manure must be stored and spread in accordance with guidelines set by DEFRA. Manures are used as… 
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