|STEPHEN, ABEDON - The Ohio State University|
Submitted to: Frontiers in Microbiology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/25/2014
Publication Date: 12/12/2014
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/60071
Citation: Allen, H.K., Stephen, A.T. 2014. Editorial on virus ecology and disturbances: impact of environmental disruption on the viruses of microorganisms. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5(700). Available: http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/1525.
Technical Abstract: Viruses of microorganisms (VoMs) can be both responsive to and the source of change in their environment. Defining the diverse VoMs in an environment has become easier with the advent of various new technologies, so analyzing VoM populations or communities involved with disturbances could be the next step to drive research forward. Contributions assembled in this Research Topic explore the effects of disturbances on one type of VoM, the bacteriophages (phages), as well as disturbances caused by phages. The collection opens with an editorial describing the importance of change to life on earth, and by defining the multiple levels on which change can occur: genetic, organismal, and environmental (Allen and Abedon, 2013). We have arranged and introduced the manuscripts in this collection based on which of these levels they address.