High diversity and potential translocation of DNA viruses in ballast water SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
High diversity and potential translocation of DNA viruses in ballast water
Author(s)
Hwang, Jinik; Park, So Yun; Lee, Sukchan; Lee, Taek-Kyun
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Taek Kyun(이택견)
Publication Year
2018-12
Abstract
Ballast water is a common vector for the transport of invasive species to new marine and aquatic environments. We used a metagenomics approach to examine the composition and diversity of viral communities in ballast water from ships originating in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, New York, and Panama, and in water from the port of their destination in Busan, Korea. Myoviridae was the most abundant virus family in ballast water, followed Podoviridae and Siphoviridae. We also identified viruses that infect invertebrates, amoebas, and algae in ballast water and in the Busan port water. Interestingly, there were several viruses that infect humans or other animals (Swinepox virus, Raccoonpox virus, Suid herpesvirus, and Human endogenous retrovirus) in the samples from New York and Panama. In addition, there were giant viruses in all the ballast water samples, especially, identified Megavirus chilensis in New York and Panama, and Pandoravirus salinus in Mexico and Saudi Arabia. These results provide detailed descriptions of the characteristics of the viruses present in ballast water, document significant viral diversity, and indicate the potential translocation of viruses via ballast water.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/800
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.053
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.137, pp.449 - 455, 2018
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Keywords
Marine virus; Metagenomics; Viral communities; Viral diversity; Ballast water
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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