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Grants

Courtesy of K. Ryan, Marine Biological Association, PlymouthUK - Virus attached to E. huxleyi coccolithophore cell (on right)

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Challenging the dogma that viruses only infect a narrow range of hosts

To challenge the paradigm that viruses infect only a narrow range of hosts by investigating how viruses that infect phytoplankton may also infect the small crustaceans that feed upon them. If this conceptual shift proves correct, it would fundamentally change scientists' understanding of virus-host relationships and the influence of viruses on host evolution.

Title: Challenging the dogma that viruses only infect a narrow range of hosts
Date Awarded: May 2012
Amount: $1,001,422
Term: 30 months
Grant ID: GBMF3397
Funding Area: Science, Special Projects in Science