Lysogeny and virus‐induced mortality of bacterioplankton in surface, deep, and anoxic marine waters

  title={Lysogeny and virus‐induced mortality of bacterioplankton in surface, deep, and anoxic marine waters},
  author={Markus G. Weinbauer and Ingrid Brettar and Manfred G. Höfle},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
Lysogeny (bacteria containing inducible prophages) and lytic viral infection (bacteria in a lytic stage of infection) were investigated at the community level in contrasting marine environments such as estuarine versus offshore waters, surface versus deep waters, and oxic versus anoxic waters in the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas. The frequency of lysogenic cells (FLC) in bacterioplankton communities ranged from not detectable to 84% as estimated by prophage induction due to mitomycin C, and… 

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