Permanent draft genomes of four new coccolithoviruses: EhV-18, EhV-145, EhV-156 and EhV-164

Jozef I. Nissimov, Johnathan A. Napier, Susan A. Kimmance, Michael J. Allen

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Coccolithoviruses infect the marine coccolithophorid microalga Emiliania huxleyi. Here, we describe the genomes of four new coccolithoviruses isolated from UK coastal locations. Of particular interest, EhV-18 and EhV-145 encode serine palmitoyltransferase function via two distinct genes, whereas all other coccolithoviruses have SPT as a gene fusion of LCB1/LCB2 domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalMarine Genomics
Early online date13 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014



  • Coccolithoviridae
  • Coccolithovirus
  • Diversity
  • Microalgae
  • Serine palmitoyl transferase
  • Virus

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