Viruses in Antarctic ecosystems

Pearce, David and Wilson, William (2003) Viruses in Antarctic ecosystems. Antarctic Science, 15 (3). pp. 319-331. ISSN 0954-1020

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102003001330

Abstract

This review seeks to highlight the potential importance of viruses in Antarctic ecosystems and describe the limited scope of Antarctic virus studies to date, including studies of marine, terrestrial and freshwater communities. Although much of the existing work focuses on the microbial community, there are also studies of virus infection in Antarctic animal and plant populations. We describe methodologies available for the study of viral ecology in the field and in calling for a more intensive research effort discuss how microbial ecology might benefit from the study of viruses in Antarctic ecosystems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacterioplankton; biodiversity; community structure; virioplankton; virus
Subjects: C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 16:41
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25082

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