Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1251–1271, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1251–1271, 2021

Data description paper 24 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 24 Mar 2021

A global viral oceanography database (gVOD)

Le Xie et al.

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Viruses play key roles in marine ecosystems by killing their hosts, maintaining diversity and recycling nutrients. In the global viral oceanography database (gVOD), 10 931 viral abundance data and 727 viral production data, along with host and other oceanographic parameters, were compiled. It identified viral data were undersampled in the southeast Pacific and Indian oceans. The gVOD can be used in marine viral ecology investigation and modeling of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles.