A new study by Lehan et al. brings a new insight in the algal bloom termination process. Combining satellite images and Lagrangian and Eulerean approach with in situ measurements, this research group demonstrated that bloom termination for the microalga Emiliania huxleyi was not driven by nutrient limitation but by viral infection.
This study shows a novel approach in studying algal bloom, which might lead to new interesting developments in understanding the role of marine viruses in the ocean.
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