Phage concentration in marine sediment

Range ≤10^9 phages/gram of marine sediment
Organism Biosphere
Reference Chibani-Chennoufi S, Bruttin A, Dillmann ML, Brüssow H. Phage-host interaction: an ecological perspective. J Bacteriol. 2004 Jun186(12):3677-86 DOI: 10.1128/JB.186.12.3677-3686.2004 p.3678 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15175280
Primary Source [21] Danovaro R, Manini E, Dell'Anno A. Higher abundance of bacteria than of viruses in deep Mediterranean sediments. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2002 Mar68(3):1468-72 DOI: 10.1128/aem.68.3.1468-1472.2002PubMed ID11872504
Method Primary source abstract: "The interactions between viral abundance and bacterial density, biomass, and production were investigated along a longitudinal transect consisting of nine deep-sea stations encompassing the entire Mediterranean basin."
Comments P.3678 left column 2nd paragraph: "High concentrations of phages are not restricted to the ocean water. Counts of up to 10^9 phage per gram of marine sediment were recorded with bacterial counts higher than in the waters described above (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117025