Getting To Know the Microbes that Drive Climate Change

 The impact of soil viruses on nutrient cycling and climate remain understudied relative to their oceanic counterparts. In this release from the Department of Energy, work being done by a team led by the Sullivan lab reveals a previously unknown diversity of soil viruses in arctic permafrost and suggests a major and growing contribution of soil viruses to the greenhouse gas emissions in the microbial communities in permafrost regions.