Metagenomic analysis of the viral communities in ballast water

Title
Metagenomic analysis of the viral communities in ballast water
Author(s)
박소윤; 황진익; 이택견
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Taek Kyun(이택견)
Publication Year
2016-11-04
Abstract
Ballast water can transport invasive species to new aquatic environments. We used metagenomics to examine the composition and diversity of viral communities in ballast water and port water from Busan, Korea. Ballast water was collected in vessels arriving from foreign ports (Mexico, Saudi Arabia, New York, and Panama) and water was also collected from the port in Busan. Myoviridae was the most dominant family in ballast water, followed by Podoviridae and Siphoviridae, and the water from the Busan port had similar distribution. Viruses whose hosts are invertebrates, amoebae, and algae were also common in the ballast water and in the Busan port water. We also identified Swinepox virus, Raccoonpox virus, Suid herpesvirus, and Human endogenous retrovirus, whose hosts are animals including humans, in ballast water from New York and Panama. These results provide the first detailed description of viruses in ballast water and document the presence of viral diversity and the potential of the ship-mediated spread of viruses.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/24374
Bibliographic Citation
International Meeting of the Federation of Korean Microbiological Societies, pp.246, 2016
Publisher
The Korean Sciety of Virology
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
The Korean Sciety of Virology
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Marine virus,Marine pathogens,해양바이러스,해양병원체

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