Table 1.

Composition of Chesapeake Bay virioplankton according to molecular size of the virus genome

Cruise dateMolecular size region (kb)% of total virioplankton at station:
908858845818744724
August 1995>242.5
197–242.50.41.63.02.52.2
145.5–1941.51.92.71.92.5
97–145.50.30.2
48.5–9716.324.028.528.529.8
23–48.552.447.746.150.352.1
<2329.524.819.716.513.2
May 1996>242.50.50.10.40.40.50.4
197–242.50.10.20.1
145.5–1941.72.03.91.51.51.2
97–145.5
48.5–9734.130.426.922.118.020.4
23–48.561.264.764.274.178.076.1
<232.62.84.61.82.01.9
June 1996>242.50.20.40.20.20.40.4
197–242.50.10.1
145.5–1940.30.50.20.30.30.2
97–145.50.60.10.60.80.81.3
48.5–9724.522.418.914.217.513.7
23–48.574.476.680.284.581.084.4
<23
July 1996>242.5
197–242.51.00.51.20.80.40.8
145.5–1941.70.60.60.71.10.8
97–145.50.10.80.70.80.7
48.5–9712.419.020.219.222.325.1
23–48.575.671.667.869.467.264.6
<239.48.39.39.28.28.0