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Rewiring Host Lipid Metabolism by Large Viruses Determines the Fate of Emiliania huxleyi, a Bloom-Forming Alga in the Ocean
Description: Marine viruses are major ecological and evolutionary drivers of microbial food webs regulating the fate of carbon in the ocean. Here scientists combine transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses to explore the cellular pathways mediating the interaction between the bloom-forming coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi and its specific coccolithoviruses (E. huxleyi virus [EhV]). They demonstrate how viral replication depends on the hijacking of host lipid metabolism during the chemical "arms race" in the ocean. [Source: The Plant Cell]
URL: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​114.​125641
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Source: The Plant Cell
Publish Date: 6/1/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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