Viruses and DNA in Marine Environments

  • John H. Paul
  • Christina A. Kellogg
  • Sunny C. Jiang


DNA is the genetic material found in all living cells and is a molecule fundamental for life on this planet. Interest in the measurement of DNA in the oceans has evolved from a desire to quantitate biomass to a need to understand microbial diversity in the marine environment (see chapter by DeLong in this book).


Marine Environment Ballast Water Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Temperate Phage Sewage Outfall 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Paul
    • 1
  • Christina A. Kellogg
    • 1
  • Sunny C. Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of South FloridaSt. Petersburg

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