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Lysis, lysogeny and virus–microbe ratios

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    • Jennifer R. Brum

    Present address: Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.


  1. School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    • Joshua S. Weitz
    •  & Stephen J. Beckett
  2. School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    • Joshua S. Weitz
  3. Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

    • Jennifer R. Brum
  4. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    • B. B. Cael
  5. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

    • B. B. Cael
  6. Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    • Jonathan Dushoff


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J.S.W. wrote the paper with input from S.J.B., J.R.B., B.B.C. and J.D. J.S.W., S.J.B. and B.B.C. performed model simulations and analysis. J.S.W., S.J.B. and B.B.C. performed statistical analysis. J.S.W., S.J.B., J.R.B., B.B.C. and J.D. analysed model and empirical data.

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