This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. Viruses are now unarguably considered essential components of marine ecosystems with regard to their natural abundance and their ecological implications. The interaction of viruses with microaggregates is, however, poorly documented despite the critical implications of microaggregates for the ocean biogeochemistry and the marine optical properties. Thus, the main goal of this project is to shed light on the interactions between viruses and microaggregates. One of the major studies of this project focuses on the impact of viral lysis on the dynamics of microaggregates. This study involves the use of virus ?host model systems isolated from the SIO-pier. The expected results will provide novel insights into our understanding of viral ecology and to a larger extend into the functioning of the ocean.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
5P41RR017573-10
Application #
8362464
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-CB-B (40))
Project Start
2011-05-01
Project End
2012-04-30
Budget Start
2011-05-01
Budget End
2012-04-30
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$6,427
Indirect Cost
Name
Scripps Research Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
781613492
City
La Jolla
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92037
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