Viruses

Virus attached to phytoplankton Emiliania huxleyi. Image courtesy of NERC.

The abundance, diversity and richness of viruses will be measured during the experiment to monitor whether there are any changes with time and in the different treatments of ocean acidification.

We are interestd in looking at how viruses effect phytoplankton and cause the cells to die by cell lysis (rupturing).

Read about the work that Jozef Nissimov will be doing

 

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