Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Ocean Life, Planet Health


Wilson - Publications


  • Allen, M.J, J.M. Martinez, D.C. Schroeder, P.J. Somerfield, and W.H. Wilson. 2007. Use of microarrays to assess viral diversity: from genotype to phenotype. Environmental Microbiology. 9(4) 971-982.
  • Evans, C., S.V. Kadner, L.J. Darroch, W.H. Wilson, P. Liss, and G. Malin. 2007. The relative significance of viral lysis and microzooplankton grazing as pathways of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) cleavage: An Emiliania huxleyi culture study. Limnology and Oceanography 52:1036-1045.
  • Kegel, J., M.J. Allen, K. Metfies, W.H. Wilson, D.Wolf-Gladrow, and K. Valentin. 2007. Pilot study of an EST approach of the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi during a virus infection. Gene 406: 209-216
  • Kimmance, S.A., W.H. Wilson, and S.D. Archer. 2007. Modified dilution technique to estimate viral versus grazing mortality of phytoplankton: limitations associated with method sensitivity in natural waters. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 49(3), 207-222.
  • Llewellyn, C.A., C. Evans, R.L. Airs, I. Cook, N. Bale, and W.H. Wilson. 2007. The response of carotenoids and chlorophylls during virus infection of Emiliania huxleyi (Prymnesiophyceae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 344(1), 101-112.
  • Lohr, J., C.B. Munn,. and W.H. Wilson. 2007. Characterisation of a Latent Virus-like Infection of Symbiotic Zooxanthellae. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:2976-2981.
  • Martinez, J.M., D.C. Schroeder, A. Larsen, G. Bratbak, and W.H. Wilson. 2007. Molecular Dynamics of Emiliania huxleyi and Cooccurring Viruses during Two Separate Mesocosm Studies. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 554-562
  • Wharam, S.D., M.J. Hall, and W.H. Wilson. 2007. Detection of virus mRNA within infected host cells using an isothermal nucleic acid amplification assay: marine cyanophage gene expression within Synechococcus sp. Virology Journal 4:52.



  • Emerson D, Wilson W (2009) Giving microbial diversity a home. Nature Reviews Microbiology 7(11):758
  • Evans C, Pond DW, Wilson WH (2009) Changes in Emiliania huxleyi fatty acid profiles during infection with E. huxleyi virus 86: Physiological and ecological implications. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 55(3):219-228
  • Mackinder LCM, Worthy CA, Biggi G, Hall M, Ryan KP, Varsani A, Harper GM, Wilson WH, Brownlee C, Schroeder DC (2009) A unicellular algal virus, Emiliania huxleyi virus 86, exploits an animal-like infection strategy. Journal of General Virology 90(9):2306-2316
  • Pagarete A, Allen MJ, Wilson WH, Kimmance SA, De Vargas C (2009) Host-virus shift of the sphingolipid pathway along an Emiliania huxleyi bloom: Survival of the fattest. Environmental Microbiology 11(11):2840-2848
  • Weynberg KD, Allen MJ, Ashelford K, Scanlan DJ, Wilson WH (2009) From small hosts come big viruses: The complete genome of a second Ostreococcus tauri virus, OtV-1. Environmental Microbiology 11(11):2821-2839
  • Wilson W (2009) Small things considered. Microbe 4(7):350
  • Wilson WH, Van Etten JL, Allen MJ (2009) The Phycodnaviridae: The story of how tiny giants rule the world. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 328:1-42


  • Allen M, Wilson W. 2010. Survival of the fattest. Planet Earth, (Spring):14-15.
  • Fischer MG, Allen MJ, Wilson WH, Suttle CA (2010) Giant virus with a remarkable complement of genes infects marine zooplankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107(45):19508-19513.
  • Kegel JU, Blaxter M, Allen MJ, Metfies K, Wilson WH, Valentin K (2010) Transcriptional host-virus interaction of Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyceae) and EhV-86 deduced from combined analysis of expressed sequence tags and microarrays. European Journal of Phycology 45(1):1-12.