Cultivated single stranded DNA phages that infect marine Bacteroidetes prove difficult to detect with DNA binding stains

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This is the first description of cultivated icosahedral single stranded DNA (ssDNA) phages isolated on heterotrophic marine bacterioplankton and with Bacteroidetes hosts. None of the 8 phages stained well with DNA binding stains, suggesting that in situ abundances of ssDNA phages are drastically underestimated using conventional methods for enumeration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)892-894
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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