Lysis, lysogeny and virus–microbe ratios

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Figure 1: Examining putative relationships between three lysogeny indicators and log-transformed microbial cell density within coral reefs.
Figure 2: Virus density is nonlinearly related to microbial cell density in several dynamic models, with declining VMR as a function of increasing microbial cell density.


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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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Weitz, J., Beckett, S., Brum, J. et al. Lysis, lysogeny and virus–microbe ratios. Nature 549, E1–E3 (2017).

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