Soil Viruses

Various viruses are detected in the soil samples. They are in different in shapes tailed, rod shaped, filamentous, and bacilli form. soil viruses are very important they influence the ecology of soil biological communities through transfer genes from host to host, viruses are major in global geochemical cycles.  No significant variations in viral population structure in terms of morphology and abundance were found. Typically, there were ~ 1.1 - 1.2 x 109 virions g-1 dry weight of soil, revealing remarkable differences in virus-to-bacteria ratios in domains close to roots (~ 0.28 – 0.29) compared to bulk soil.