Sampling natural viral communities from soil for culture-independent analyses.

@article{Williamson2003SamplingNV,
  title={Sampling natural viral communities from soil for culture-independent analyses.},
  author={Kurt E. Williamson and K. Eric Wommack and Mark Radosevich},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 11},
  pages={6628-33}
}
An essential first step in investigations of viruses in soil is the evaluation of viral recovery methods suitable for subsequent culture-independent analyses. In this study, four elution buffers (10% beef extract, 250 mM glycine buffer, 10 mM sodium pyrophosphate, and 1% potassium citrate) and three enumeration techniques (plaque assay, epifluorescence microscopy [EFM], and transmission electron microscopy [TEM]) were compared to determine the best method of extracting autochthonous… CONTINUE READING

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