Parameters used for the viral elemental composition calculation

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Organism Virus
Reference Jover LF, Effler TC, Buchan A, Wilhelm SW, Weitz JS. The elemental composition of virus particles: implications for marine biogeochemical cycles. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2014 Jul12(7):519-28. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro3289. Supplementary information p.5 table S1PubMed ID24931044
Method Abstract: "In this Analysis article, [investigators] use a biophysical scaling model of intact virus particles that has been validated using sequence and structural information to quantify differences in the elemental stoichiometry of marine viruses compared with their microbial hosts. By extrapolating particle-scale estimates to the ecosystem scale, [they] propose that, under certain circumstances, marine virus populations could make an important contribution to the reservoir and cycling of oceanic phosphorus."
Comments Supplementary information P.4 bottom paragraph: "Elemental stoichiometry of selected phages using experimentally estimated data from the literature: The elemental composition of phage particles was determined by considering their genetic makeup and protein content based on data available within the literature (Table 1 [BNID 112426], Table S1 and Table S3 [BNID 112432]). Sequence information for every phage was retrieved from NCBI. Values of the stoichiometry of structural proteins were retrieved from empirical studies (Table S4), and the amino acid composition of each protein was retrieved from NCBI."
Entered by Uri M
ID 112430