Plant virus metagenomics: biodiversity and ecology.

  title={Plant virus metagenomics: biodiversity and ecology.},
  author={Marilyn J Roossinck},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
Viral metagenomics is the study of viruses in environmental samples, using next generation sequencing that produces very large data sets. For plant viruses, these studies are still relatively new, but are already indicating that our current knowledge grossly underestimates the diversity of these viruses. Some plant virus studies are using thousands of individual plants so that each sequence can be traced back to its precise host. These studies should allow for deeper ecological and evolutionary… CONTINUE READING