Friday, May 16, 2014

Viruses and the Global Sulfur Cycle

A new paper published in Science from Professor Dick's lab in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at U-M

Sulfur Oxidation Genes in Diverse Deep-Sea Viruses

Karthik AnantharamanGreg Dick and colleagues show that viruses are a key reservoir of genetic diversity for bacteria that oxidize elemental sulfur in deep ocean hydrothermal plumes (Science 344, 757-760; 2014).