7. Viruses of Eukaryotic Algae

  1. Christon J. Hurst3,4
  1. William H. Wilson1 and
  2. Michael J. Allen2

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch7

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

Wilson, W. H. and Allen, M. J. (2011) Viruses of Eukaryotic Algae, 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.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, ME, USA

  2. 2

    Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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:

  • viruses of eukaryotic algae - group of oxygen-generating, photosynthetic organisms, and seaweeds;
  • phycodnaviridae, virus leviathans of aquatic world - genetically diverse, icosahedral viruses infecting marine, or freshwater eukaryotic algae;
  • Cheshire cat dynamics, evolutionary strategy - for avoiding virus infection, virus–host interactions, species survival

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Phycodnaviridae: Virus Leviathans of the Aquatic World

  • Chlorovirus

  • Coccolithovirus

  • Prasinovirus

  • Prymnesioviruses and Raphidoviruses

  • Future Perspectives

  • Further Reading