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Production of viruses during a spring phytoplankton bloom in the South Pacific Ocean near of New Zealand

Matteson, Audrey R; Loar, Star N; Pickmere, Stuart; DeBruyn, Jennifer M; Ellwood, Michael; Boyd, Phillip; Hutchins, D.A.; Wilhelm, S W


Lagrangian studies of virus activity in pelagic environments over extended temporal scales are rare. To address this, viruses and bacteria were examined during the course of a natural phytoplankton bloom in the pelagic South Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand. Daily samples were collected in a mesoscale eddy from year days 263-278 (September 19th-October 4th, 2008). The productive bloom transitioned from a diatom to a pico- and nanoplankton-dominated system, resulting in chlorophyll a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01251.x


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