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Table 2 Comparison of the most abundant taxa identified in selected polar viromes

From: Environmental drivers of viral community composition in Antarctic soils identified by viromics

Virome Sample type Most abundant families Most abundant generaa Reference
Antarctic soil comparison Soil Siphoviridae, Myoviridae, Podoviridae, Phycodnaviridae, Mimiviridae Lambdavirus, T4virus, N4virus, Chlorovirus, Cafeteriavirus This study
Antarctic soil and hypolith Soil Siphoviridae, Myoviridae, Podoviridae, Phycodnaviridae, Mimiviridae Lambdavirus, T4virus, Epsilon15virus, Chlorovirus, Cafeteriavirus [19]
Antarctic soil and hypolith Hypolith Siphoviridae, Myoviridae, Podoviridae, Phycodnaviridae, Mimiviridae P70virus, T4virus, Sp6virus, Chlorovirus, Moumouvirus [19]
Antarctic lithic niche GeoChip Soil Siphoviridae, Tectiviridae, Myoviridae, Podoviridae, Leviviridae, Microviridae [46]
Lake Limnopolar (Antarctica) spring Water Circoviridae, Microviridae, Nanoviridae, Siphoviridae Unclassified environmental ssDNA viruses, unclassified lambda-like viruses [47]
Lake Limnopolar (Antarctica) summer Water Phycodnaviridae, Circoviridae, Mimiviridae, Myoviridae, Siphoviridae Prasinovirus, Moumouvirus, unclassified ssDNA viruses, T4virus, E125virus [47]
Antarctic meromictic lake Water Phycodnaviridae, Siphoviridae, Myoviridae, Podoviridae - [48]
Arctic cryoconite Water Siphoviridae, Myoviridae, Podoviridae, Phycodnaviridae, Mimiviridae P70virus, T4virus, Bcep22virus, Chlorovirus, Moumouvirus [74]
Arctic freshwater Water Circoviridae, Microviridae, Geminiviridae, Siphoviridae - [75]
  1. aThe first most abundant genus in the families in the previous column. Data from previous publications were extracted from MetaVir, where possible