Chen’s group focuses on cyanobacteria and cyanophages in the Chesapeake Bay, and use them as a model phage-host system to understand the ecological role of viruses in the marine environment. Several gene markers specific for cyanophage
and marine Synechococcus have been developed in Chen’s
lab, and are currently applied to monitor the population
dynamics of both phage and host over time and space.
 
Cyanobacteria and cyanophage
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