Percent of the dissolved DNA in marine systems that can be accounted for by viruses

Range 17 to 30 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Weinbauer MG. Ecology of prokaryotic viruses. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2004 May28(2):127-81. p.166 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID15109783
Primary Source Jiang SC, Paul JH. Viral contribution to dissolved DNA in the marine environment as determined by differential centrifugation and kingdom probing. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1995 Jan61(1):317-25.PubMed ID16534913
Comments "In marine systems, Jiang and Paul [primary source] estimated that ca. 50% of the dissolved DNA is bound and 17–30% can be accounted for by viruses."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109023