Isolation of Virus Capable of Lysing the Brown Tide Microalga, Aureococcus anophagefferens.

@article{Milligan1994IsolationOV,
  title={Isolation of Virus Capable of Lysing the Brown Tide Microalga, Aureococcus anophagefferens.},
  author={Kerry L. Milligan and Elizabeth M. Cosper},
  journal={Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={266 5186},
  pages={805-7}
}
Viruses have been hypothesized to control blooms of Aureococcus anophagefferens gen. et sp. nov. (Chrysophyceae), a marine phytoplankton that since 1985 has caused devastating summer blooms called "brown tide." By means of ultrafiltration methods, viruses specific to this alga were isolated from both the Great South Bay and Peconic Bay systems of Long Island, New York, during the summer bloom period of 1992. Cell lysis of healthy algal cultures was demonstrated, as well as continuing… CONTINUE READING