Viruses in Antarctic ecosystems

Pearce, David A. ORCID:; Wilson, William H.. 2003 Viruses in Antarctic ecosystems. Antarctic Science, 15 (3). 319-331.

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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: Publication - Article
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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Antarctic Biodiversity - Past, Present and Future
ISSN: 0954-1020
Additional Keywords: bacterioplankton, biodiversity, community structure, virioplankton, virus
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 22 Feb 2012 11:06 +0 (UTC)

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