Number of cells in the world ocean that carry a functional viral genome

Value 4E+28 cells
Organism Biosphere
Reference Weinbauer MG. Ecology of prokaryotic viruses. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2004 May28(2):127-81. p.166 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15109783
Comments "Using average values for total viral infection of 35% [BNID 109020] in the world ocean and estimates of total prokaryote abundance [474], 4X10^28 cells in the world ocean would carry a functional viral genome."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109021