Shunt, shuttle and link: how viruses provide a food source for marine life

It is estimated that there are around 1031 viruses in the world’s oceans accounting for ~94% of all biological entities (nucleic acid containing particles). Despite their small size, the amount of carbon they contain is estimated to be the equivalent of 75 million blue whales. This post highlights some recent findings about the role of … Continue reading Shunt, shuttle and link: how viruses provide a food source for marine life