Viral infection in the prasinophyte Micromonas pusilla. a Transmission electron micrograph of an infected cell b abundance of the virus and its host at station LTER-MC in spring 1996 (data from Zingone et al. 1999b). In the following two years the seasonal trend of host and virus appeared to be less coupled, which pointed to complex relationships between different viral and host strains.

  Part of: Zingone A, D’Alelio D, Mazzocchi MG, Montresor M, Sarno D, LTER-MC team (2019) Time series and beyond: multifaceted plankton research at a marine Mediterranean LTER site. In: Mazzocchi MG, Capotondi L, Freppaz M, Lugliè A, Campanaro A (Eds) Italian Long-Term Ecological Research for understanding ecosystem diversity and functioning. Case studies from aquatic, terrestrial and transitional domains. Nature Conservation 34: 273-310.