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Viruses in the Marine Environment

  1. Jed Fuhrman

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env244

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Fuhrman, J. 2003. Viruses in the Marine Environment. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology.

Author Information

  1. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • What are Viruses and what do they do?

  • Distribution of Viruses

  • Viral Activities

  • Comparison to Mortality from Protists

  • Roles in Food Web

  • Effects on Species Compositions

  • Resistance

  • Genetic Transfer


  • marine environment, viruses in;
  • viruses;
  • viruses in the marine environment