[Coral-List] microbial oceanography on coral reefs

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 15:49:26 EDT 2016

New literature:

Microbial oceanography: viral strategies at sea

 The finding that marine environments with high levels of host microbes
have fewer viruses per host than when host abundance is low challenges a
theory on the relative roles of lysogenic and lytic viral-survival


Not open access.  Note corresponding author

Lytic to temperate switching of viral communities.
An analysis of 24 coral reef viromes challenges the view that lytic phage
are believed to predominate when the density of their hosts increase and
shows instead that lysogeny is more important at high host densities; the
authors also show that this model is consistent with predator–prey dynamics
in a range of other ecosystems, such as animal-associated, sediment and
soil systems.


Not open access.  Note corresponding authors under author information.

Cheers,  Doug

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