Marine microbiology: Algal virus boosts nitrogen uptake in the ocean

  title={Marine microbiology: Algal virus boosts nitrogen uptake in the ocean},
  author={Ashley York},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  • A. York
  • Published 13 September 2017
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
A recent study identified a host-derived ammonium transporter in the genome of an algal virus that increases the rate of nitrogen uptake by infected cells and changes how the host accesses diverse nitrogen sources during infection. 
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