12. Marine Viruses: Community Dynamics, Diversity and Impact on Microbial Processes

  1. David L. Kirchman
  1. Mya Breitbart1,
  2. Mathias Middelboe2 and
  3. Forest Rohwer3

Published Online: 11 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch12

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

How to Cite

Breitbart, M., Middelboe, M. and Rohwer, F. (2008) Marine Viruses: Community Dynamics, Diversity and Impact on Microbial Processes, in Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition (ed D. L. Kirchman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch12

Editor Information

  1. College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE 19958, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

  2. 2

    Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, DK-3000 Helsingør, Denmark

  3. 3

    Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470043448

Online ISBN: 9780470281840

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Keywords:

  • marine microbial food web viruses;
  • bacterial diversity and community dynamics and virus impact;
  • viral lysis contribution in marine carbon, nutrient cycling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Viruses and the Marine Microbial Food Web

  • Viral Production and Decay Rates

  • Role of Viruses in Biogeochemical Cycling

  • Impact of Viruses on Bacterial Diversity and Community Dynamics

  • Marine Viral Diversity

  • A Vision for the Future

  • Summary

  • References