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Notes on “Ecology of prokaryotic viruses” by Weinbauer (2004)

from Wikipedia entry on lysogenic cycle:

“Lysogeny, or the lysogenic cycle, is one of two methods of viral reproduction (the lytic cycle is the other). Lysogeny is characterized by integration of the bacteriophage nucleic acid into the host bacterium’s genome. The newly integrated genetic material, called a prophage can be transmitted to daughter cells at each subsequent cell division, and a later event (such as UV radiation) can release it, causing proliferation of new phages via the lytic cycle.”

from Wikipedia entry on the lytic cycle:

“The lytic cycle is a six-stage cycle. In the first stage, called “penetration,” the virus injects its own nucleic acids into a host cell. Then the viral acids form a circle in the center of the cell. The cell then mistakenly copies the viral acids instead of its own nucleic acids. Then the viral DNA organize themselves as viruses inside the cell. When the number of viruses inside becomes too much for the cell to hold, the membrane splits and the viruses are free to infect other cells.”

I read only the part about the “killing the winner” scenario. Especially, I want to know if somebody has tried to demonstrate in a model the distributions of abundant and rare prokaryotes and that of viruses that control them:

“The ‘killing the winner’ concept is appealing, however, the experimental data are still sparse.”