Marine cyanophages and light Marine cyanophages and light
Clokie, Martha R. J. and Mann, Nicholas H. (2006) Marine cyanophages and light Marine cyanophages and light. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 8 (12). pp. 2074-2082. ISSN 1462-2912Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2006.01171.x
In contrast to the phages of heterotrophic hosts, light can play a key role in all aspects of the life cycle of phages infecting ecologically important marine unicellular cyanobacteria of the genera Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus. Phage adsorption, replication, modulation of the host cell metabolism, and survival in the environment following lysis, all exhibit light-dependent components. The analysis of cyanophage genomes has revealed the acquisition of key photosynthetic genes during the course of evolution, such as those encoding central components of the light harvesting apparatus. These discoveries are beginning to reveal novel features of the interactions between parasite and host that shape the biology of both.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 2074-2082|
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