The global virome: not as big as we thought?

  title={The global virome: not as big as we thought?},
  author={Julio Cesar Ignacio-Espinoza and Sergei A. Solonenko and Matthew B. Sullivan},
  journal={Current opinion in virology},
  volume={3 5},
Viruses likely infect all organisms, serving to unknown extent as genetic vectors in complex networks of organisms. Environmental virologists have revealed that these abundant nanoscale entities are global players with critical roles in every ecosystem investigated. Curiously, novel genes dominate viral genomes and metagenomes, which has led to the suggestion that viruses represent the largest reservoir of unexplored genetic material on Earth with literature estimates, extrapolating from 14… CONTINUE READING
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