|Title:||Insights into Virus-Prokaryote Relationships in a Subtropical Danshui River Estuary of Northern Taiwan in Summer||Authors:||Tsai, An-Yi
Chen, Patrichka Wei-Yi
|Keywords:||viral abundance;viral production;viral decay;Danshui estuary;nanoflagellate grazing||Issue Date:||1-Apr-2022||Publisher:||MDPI||Journal Volume:||14||Journal Issue:||4||Source:||DIVERSITY-BASEL||Abstract:||
In spite of the fact that the interactions between environmental parameters and prokaryotic and viral abundance have been explored in various aquatic environments, only a few independent estimates of viral production and decay in the estuarine region have been explored. In this study, data were analyzed for viral and prokaryotic abundance, viral production, and viral decay in a subtropical Danshui estuary in summer 2021. Prokaryotic abundance varied from 2.4 +/- 0.6 x 10(5) to 12 +/- 2.3 x 10(5) cells mL(-1), and viral abundance ranged from 2.3 +/- 0.9 x 10(5) to 6.9 +/- 1.3 x 10(5) viruses mL(-1) during the study period. Viral abundance was significantly correlated with prokaryotic abundance and chlorophyll a concentration. Furthermore, studies of changes in viral to prokaryotic abundance ratio (VPR) ranged from 0.42 +/- 0.11 to 2.0 +/- 0.25. Viral decay values were 2.1 +/- 0.5 and 2.1 +/- 0.3 x 10(4) virus mL(-1)h(-1), and non-significant differences were observed between the inner estuary and coastal water region. Viral decay almost balanced gross viral production in this study. The dilution experiments revealed non-significant net viral production in July; thus, a lower VPR might be explained in this estuarine environment.
|Appears in Collections:||海洋環境與生態研究所|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.