The Effect of Cyanophages on the Mortality of Synechococcus spp. and Selection for UV Resistant Viral Communities

@article{Garza1998TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Cyanophages on the Mortality of Synechococcus spp. and Selection for UV Resistant Viral Communities},
  author={David Garza and Curtis A Suttle},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36},
  pages={281-292}
}
Viruses that cause lysis of Synechococcus spp. are present throughout the year in the western Gulf of Mexico. The effect of sunlight on loss rates of cyanophage infectivity was determined by incubating natural cyanophage communities and cyanophage isolates (strains S-PWM1 and S-PWM3) in UV-transparent bags at the surface, and at depth, on several occasions throughout the year. Decay rates of infectivity of natural cyanophage communities at the surface, at Port Aransas, Texas, USA, ranged from… CONTINUE READING