Raw Sewage Harbors Diverse Viral Populations 2011

  title={Raw Sewage Harbors Diverse Viral Populations 2011},
  author={Paul G. Cantalupo and Byron Calgua and Guoyan Zhao and Ayalkibet Hundesa and Adam D. Wier and Josh P. Katz and Michael Grabe and Roger W. Hendrix and R Girones and David Q-H Wang and James M. Pipasa},
At this time, about 3,000 different viruses are recognized, but metagenomic studies suggest that these viruses are a small fraction of the viruses that exist in nature. We have explored viral diversity by deep sequencing nucleic acids obtained from virion populations enriched from raw sewage. We identified 234 known viruses, including 17 that infect humans… CONTINUE READING