Virus-like particle (VLP) abundance, prokaryotic abundance and virus-to-prokaryote ratio (VPR) values in different ecosystems

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Reference Parikka KJ, Le Romancer M, Wauters N, Jacquet S. Deciphering the virus-to-prokaryote ratio (VPR): insights into virus-host relationships in a variety of ecosystems. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2017 May92(2):1081-1100. doi: 10.1111/brv.12271 p.1084 table 1PubMed ID27113012
Method Abstract: "[Investigators] gathered data from 210 publications (and additional unpublished data) on viral ecology with the aim of exploring VPR [virus-to-prokaryote ratio]."
Comments P.1084 right column 2nd paragraph: "However, [investigators'] review of 210 articles clearly indicates that the numerical dominance of VLPs compared to prokaryotes is highly heterogeneous. [Their] analysis (Table 1) reveals a wide range of VPR values from 0.001 (Yanagawa et al., 2014) to 8200 (Williamson et al., 2007), thus varying over six orders of magnitude. Mean VPR values for a variety of ecosystems, on the other hand, vary between 5.6 and 28.5 (Table 1, Fig. 1), with the exception of the soil ecosystem, which has an exceptionally high mean VPR of 704...Most studies on natural viral abundance have been conducted in the water column of aquatic (and more specifically pelagic) ecosystems (Table 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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