5. Bacteriophage and Viral Ecology as Seen Through the Lens of Nucleic Acid Sequence Data

  1. Christon J. Hurst2,3
  1. Eric Sakowski,
  2. William Kress and
  3. Eric Wommack

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch5

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

How to Cite

Sakowski, E., Kress, W. and Wommack, E. (2011) Bacteriophage and Viral Ecology as Seen Through the Lens of Nucleic Acid Sequence Data, in Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1 (ed C. J. Hurst), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Departments of Biology and Music, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  2. 3

    Engineering Faculty, Universidad del Valle, Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

Author Information

  1. Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470623961

Online ISBN: 9781118025666

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Keywords:

  • bacteriophage and viral ecology - through lens of nucleic acid sequence data;
  • phylogenetic trees of RNR consensus sequences - dsDNA viral metagenomic library, Gulf of Maine, RNR sequences from archaea, bacteria and viruses;
  • bioinformatic analysis of viral metagenome sequence libraries - answering questions “which individuals are present” and “what genes are represented”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Ubiquity of Viruses in the Biosphere

  • Possible Ecological Influences of the Phage Life Cycle

  • Genetic and Metagenomic Approaches to Viral Diversity

  • Methodology Matters: Technical Concerns for Viral Metagenomics

  • Bioinformatic Analysis of Viral Metagenome Sequence Libraries

  • The Next Frontier: Functional Viral Metagenomics

  • Acknowledgments

  • References