A Trove of New Viruses Identified in Publicly Available Microbial Genomes

Mining public microbial genomes for viral-like sequences, researchers at the Sullivan lab identified a number of new microbial viruses (doubling the number of known genera), described in a study published in eLife. Nature Reviews Microbiology, August 14, 2015 WIRED, September…

Global Scale Research Uncovers New Information About the Ways Marine Viruses and Microbes Interact

UA researchers in collaboration with Tara Oceans publish 5 papers in a special issue of Science. ·UA News, May 21, 2015 ·Quanta Magazine, May 21, 2015 ·The New York Times, May 21, 2015 ·The Verge, May 21, 2015 ·TIME, May 21,…

Decoding Virus-Host Interactions in the Oxygen-Starved Ocean

JGI, UA, and eLife reports on SUP05 research in OMZs (Oxygen Minimum Zones) as published in the eLife article:Ecology and evolution of viruses infecting uncultivated SUP05 bacteria as revealed by single-cell- and meta- genomics. · JGI, September 15, 2014· UA,…

UA, ASU, and NAU Collaborate on Autism Study

News articles out of ASU report on the new FDA approved autism treatment study in collaboration with the Sullivan Lab. · ASU News, August 18, 2014 · Biodesign Insitute News, August 19, 2014

Tiniest Catch: UA Scientists’ Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea

Using bacteria as bait, UA scientists caught wild ocean viruses and found that the genetic lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought. · UA News, July 14, 2014

Dyeing to Learn More About Marine Viruses

JGI reports on the viral tagging method that allows for population surveys as published in the Nature article:Viral tagging reveals discrete populations in Synechococcus viral genome sequence space. · JGI, July 13, 2014

The Viruses You Don’t Know About (Yet)

A team of UA researchers has received a collaborative Flinn Foundation grant to discover what viruses colonize the lung and how they may influence general health and disease. · UA News, March 26, 2014

UA Students Research Ocean Viruses

The Daily Wildcat reports on student aided research studying viruses that grow in low-oxygen zones of the ocean. · The Daily Wildcat, Oct 28, 2013

UA Researchers Investigating How Oceans Function Without Oxygen

Studying phages, viruses that infect bacteria, can help researchers to better understand how portions of the world’s oceans function without oxygen. UA News reports on Eastern Tropical North Pacific Ocean research sampling cruise. · UA News, Oct 14, 2013