The Ocean

Meet the 5,000 new viruses just discovered in the ocean. One might be very important

A newly discovered RNA virus could help scientists better understand how early life developed on Earth. Image: Unsplash/Elena Mozhvilo

Guillermo Dominguez Huerta

Science Consultant in Microbiology, The Ohio State University

Ahmed Zayed

Research Scientist in Microbiology, The Ohio State University

James Wainaina

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microbiology, The Ohio State University

Matthew Sullivan

Professor of Microbiology, The Ohio State University

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There are more RNA viruses in the oceans than researchers previously thought. Image: The Conversation/Guillermo Domínguez Huerta
Our oceans are home to many RNA viruses Image: The Conversation/Zayed et al., Science Volume 376:156(2022).
There are multiple versions of RNA viruses Image: The Conversation/Zayed et al., Science Volume 376:156(2022).

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