MM004:
Discoveries in viral ecology and microbial adaptation to extreme environments


Session ID#: 28338

Session Description:
Recent findings on the high incidence of viruses or lysogeny in marine habitats characterized by extreme conditions, from environments as diverse as sea ice, brines in frozen soils, oxygen deficient zones, deep-sea sediments and hydrothermal vents, suggest the potential for enhanced gene flow between organisms in such environments.  The adaptive traits of marine organisms and how they acquire those traits is of fundamental interest across environments, but of particular interest in environments that may be extreme on long time scales, periodically exposed to extreme conditions or subject to exposure to extremes in future.  To foster comparative analyses and mechanistic understanding, we seek contributions on any aspect of viral ecology and genetic adaptation to extremes of temperature, pressure, salinity or energy/nutrient availability, from the role of viruses in lateral gene transfers to the role of geochemical constraints and physical confinement on gene exchange between organisms.
Primary Chair:  Jody W Deming, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Co-chairs:  Matt Sullivan, Ohio State University, Microbiology, Columbus, OH, United States; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, Jodi N Young, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States and Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Index Terms:

1621 Cryospheric change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1920 Emerging informatics technologies [INFORMATICS]
4273 Physical and biogeochemical interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • HE - High Latitude Environments
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ivan Jason Moreno, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, United States; California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, United States, Mohamed S Abou Donia, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Brian Palenik, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Ben Temperton, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom, Joanna Louisa Warwick-Dugdale, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, Natalie Solonenko, Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, Simon Roux, Joint Genome Institute, CA, United States, Karen Moore, University of Exeter, Biosciences, Exeter, United Kingdom and Matt Sullivan, Department of Natural Resources Ohio, Microbiology, Columbus, OH, United States
Zachary Shane Cooper1, Shelly D Carpenter2, Go Iwahana3, Hajo Eicken4 and Jody W. Deming2, (1)University of Washington Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (4)International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Jennifer Brum, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Simon Roux, Joint Genome Institute, CA, United States, Sarah Melissa Schwenck, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Frank J Stewart, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States and Matthew B. Sullivan, Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States
Anders Torstensson, Jodi N Young and Jody W. Deming, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Joanna Louisa Warwick-Dugdale1, Natalie Solonenko2, Karen Moore3, Lauren Chittick2, Mike Allen1, Matt Sullivan4 and Ben Temperton5, (1)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (2)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)University of Exeter, Biosciences, Exeter, United Kingdom, (4)Department of Natural Resources Ohio, Microbiology, Columbus, OH, United States, (5)University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Ahmed A Zayed1, Ann C Gregory1, Nádia Conceição-Neto2, Yunxiao Liu1, Benjamin Bolduc1, Dean Vik1, Tara Oceans Polar Circle Coordinators3, Simon Roux4, Shinichi Sunagawa5 and Matthew B Sullivan1, (1)Ohio State University, Microbiology, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)KU Leuven, REGA Institute, Leuven, Belgium, (3)Tara Expeditions Foundation, France, (4)Joint Genome Institute, CA, United States, (5)ETH Zürich, Biology, Zürich, Switzerland
Ann C Gregory1, Nádia Conceição-Neto2, Ahmed A Zayed1, Bonnie Poulos3, Ksenia Arkhipova4, Tara Oceans Consortium5, Simon Roux6, Bas E Dutilh4 and Matt Sullivan7, (1)Ohio State University, Microbiology, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)KU Leuven, REGA Institute, Leuven, Belgium, (3)University of Arizona, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, AZ, United States, (4)University of Utrecht, Biology, Netherlands, (5)CNRS, France, (6)Joint Genome Institute, CA, United States, (7)Department of Natural Resources Ohio, Microbiology, Columbus, OH, United States
Hannah M Dawson, Angela K Boysen, Katherine R Heal, Laura T Carlson, Anitra E Ingalls and Jodi N Young, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Stephanie G Peart1, Peter Dylan Countway2 and Paty Matrai2, (1)Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ, United States, (2)Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Gordon Maxwell Showalter1, Manuel Bedrossian2, Jay L Nadeau3 and Jody W. Deming1, (1)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Department of Medical Engineering, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Portland State University, Department of Physics, Portland, OR, United States