Viruses manipulate the marine environment

Viruses manipulate the marine environment

Forest RohwerRebecca Vega Thurber
Nature 459, 207-212 (14 May 2009) | doi:10.1038/nature08060; Published online 13 May 2009

 A series of recent studies has shown that viruses have the ability to manipulate the life histories and evolution of their hosts in remarkable ways
Since my tank’s salinity peaked at 1.030, I’ve had problems with algae blooms.  Even months after correcting the chemistry issue.  My suspicion is that I’ve wrecked some part of the microbial community like the viruses.

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