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Fig. 1 | Virology Journal

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From: Host-hijacking and planktonic piracy: how phages command the microbial high seas

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A cartoonist’s depiction of the two types of host-virus interactions in the oceans. Under the ‘Pillage and Plunder’ model (a), the virus infects its host and redirects energy and substrates towards viral replication before lysing the cell and releasing viral progeny for further infections. Under the ‘Batten down the hatches’ model (b), viral fitness is improved by increasing host fitness, either by augmenting metabolic flexibility through virally-encoded genes, increasing resistance against other viruses, or by curbing host metabolism to maximise host survival under nutrient limitation

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