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Minireview: the role of viruses in marine photosynthetic biofilms


McMinn, A and Liang, Y and Wang, M, Minireview: the role of viruses in marine photosynthetic biofilms, Marine Life Science and Technology, 2 pp. 203-208. ISSN 2662-1746 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s42995-020-00042-2


Microphytobenthos and sea ice algae comprise globally significant photosynthetic biofilms. While their microalgal and bacterial constituents are well characterized, there is very little information on their viral communities or on the virus–bacteria and virus–algae interactions within them. While high levels of interaction might be expected because of the high density of cells, infection rates, particularly of microalgae, have been found to be low. It remains unclear whether this is a result of environment characteristics, developed resistance or because of the small number of studies.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sea ice, benthic, Antarctica, virus, algae, bacteria, microphytobenthos
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Virology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:McMinn, A (Professor Andrew McMinn)
ID Code:141055
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2020-09-22
Last Modified:2021-11-05
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