Virus to microbial cell ratio

Virus to microbial cell ratio

Sometimes the virus to microbial cell (VMR) ratio can be skewed naturally during a (for example) burst of viruses from a bacterial cell. This transmission electron micrograph from a seawater sample off the southwest coast of Norway illustrates a high VMR as a result. (Credit: Willie Wilson, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science)

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Environment, Life Sciences and Biology, Research
Keywords
marine microbe, marine virus, ocean water
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jan 25, 2016 - 11:00am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:54pm