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dc.contributor.authorAntunes, Andre
dc.contributor.authorAlam, Intikhab
dc.contributor.authorSimoes, Marta
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, Camille Arian
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Ari J.S.
dc.contributor.authorSiam, Rania
dc.contributor.authorEl-Dorry, Hamza
dc.contributor.authorBajic, Vladimir B.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-05T08:51:43Z
dc.date.available2015-11-05T08:51:43Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-04
dc.identifier.citationFirst Insights into the Viral Communities of the Deep-sea Anoxic Brines of the Red Sea 2015 Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
dc.identifier.issn16720229
dc.identifier.pmid26529193
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gpb.2015.06.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/581795
dc.description.abstractThe deep-sea brines of the Red Sea include some of the most extreme and unique environments on Earth. They combine high salinities with increases in temperature, heavy metals, hydrostatic pressure, and anoxic conditions, creating unique settings for thriving populations of novel extremophiles. Despite a recent increase of studies focusing on these unusual biotopes, their viral communities remain unexplored. The current survey explores four metagenomic datasets obtained from different brine-seawater interface samples, focusing specifically on the diversity of their viral communities. Data analysis confirmed that the particle-attached viral communities present in the brine-seawater interfaces were diverse and generally dominated by Caudovirales, yet appearing distinct from sample to sample. With a level of caution, we report the unexpected finding of Phycodnaviridae, which infects algae and plants, and trace amounts of insect-infecting Iridoviridae. Results from Kebrit Deep revealed stratification in the viral communities present in the interface: the upper-interface was enriched with viruses associated with typical marine bacteria, while the lower-interface was enriched with haloviruses and halophages. These results provide first insights into the unexplored viral communities present in deep-sea brines of the Red Sea, representing one of the first steps for ongoing and future sampling efforts and studies.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1672022915001370
dc.rights© 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectViral diversity
dc.subjectMetagenomics
dc.subjectBrine-seawater interface
dc.subjectCaudovirales
dc.subjectRed Sea
dc.titleFirst Insights into the Viral Communities of the Deep-sea Anoxic Brines of the Red Sea
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
dc.identifier.journalGenomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
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dc.contributor.institutionBiology Department, American University in Cairo, New Cairo 11835, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personAntunes, Andre
kaust.personAlam, Intikhab
kaust.personSimoes, Marta
kaust.personDaniels, Camille Arian
kaust.personBajic, Vladimir B.
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T11:29:34Z
dc.date.published-online2015-11-04
dc.date.published-print2015-10


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