Están todos cordialmente invitados a la charla que dictará el Dr. Joaquίn Martίnez Martίnez
Program Director, Biological Oceanography, Division of Ocean Sciences, NSF
Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Research Faculty, Colby College

en el Auditorio de la Facultad de Ciencias a las 10:00 h, el día 16 de Enero 2020.

«An ocean of viruses»

All forms of life in the ocean, from bacteria to whales, are potentially susceptible to viral infection, but for the most part, marine viruses only infect a narrow group of organisms and are completely harmless to others. Through their collective role as microbial predators, however, viruses perform crucial ecological, chemical, and evolutionary functions in the environment. Arguably, one of the most important impacts of viral infection is the modulation of carbon flow in the ocean. In this lecture I will discuss current research about the roles that marine viruses play in the ocean’s complex food web and the virus-mediated microbial mechanisms and processes that shape diverse marine environments.