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Latitudinal variation in virus-induced mortality of phytoplankton across the North Atlantic Ocean
Description: Viral lysis of phytoplankton constrains marine primary production, food web dynamics and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. Yet, little is known about the biogeographical distribution of viral lysis rates across the global ocean. To address this, scientists investigated phytoplankton group-specific viral lysis rates along a latitudinal gradient within the North Atlantic Ocean. [Source: The ISME Journal]
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Source: The ISME Journal
Publish Date: 8/11/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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