What do we know about viruses in terrestrial antarctica?

D. W. Hopkins*, M. M. Swanson, M. E. Taliansky

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Very little is known about viruses in soils and, given the small number of studies on Antarctic soils, it is unsurprising that definitive information about viruses in Antarctic soils is sparse. The occurrence of unusual virological observations (novel virus, dual virus sequences, virophage, and large phage to host ratios in Antarctic soils) suggests that substantial unexplored detail exists for viruses in Antarctic soils.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntarctic Terrestrial Microbiology
Subtitle of host publicationPhysical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783642452130
ISBN (Print)3642452124, 9783642452123
Publication statusFirst published - 8 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


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