Algal Virus: Isolation

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Science  10 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3567, pp. 679-680
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3567.679


Freshwater blue-green algae of the genera Lyngbya, Plectonema, and Phormidium are susceptible to a virus recently isolated from a waste-stabilization pond. Electron micrographs of a partially purified preparation show that the viral particle has an icosahedral structure about 66 mµ in diameter.