Sulfur Oxidation Genes in Diverse Deep-Sea Viruses

  title={Sulfur Oxidation Genes in Diverse Deep-Sea Viruses},
  author={Karthik Anantharaman and Melissa Beth Duhaime and John A. Breier and Kathleen A. Wendt and Brandy M. Toner and Gregory J. Dick},
  pages={757 - 760}
Virus-Enhanced Sulfur Oxidation How do microbial viruses affect subsurface microbial communities? Anantharaman et al. (p. 757, published online 1 May) investigated the interactions between ubiquitous marine lithotrophs found at hydrothermal vents and their viruses. The genes for sulfur oxidation in viruses that infect abundant marine chemosynthetic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria enhanced sulfur oxidation, thereby influencing the biogeochemical sulfur cycle. Host-derived viral auxiliary metabolic… 

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