Table 2 Log-log slopes and fits between viral and prokaryotic abundance in the epipelagic, mesopelagic, and bathypelagic layers in the three different oceans and in all the subtropical ocean and power-law log-log slopes and fits of the relationship between depth and viral abundance in the three different oceans and in all the tropical and subtropical oceans.
Viral abundance–prokaryotic abundance
nEstimated interceptIntercept SESlopeSlope SEr2P
Epipelagic
  Atlantic2401.70.540.870.090.26<0.0001
  Indian1684.720.450.360.080.12<0.0001
  Pacific1936.360.420.080.070.0070.25
  All epipelagic data5934.930.270.320.050.07<0.0001
Mesopelagic
  Atlantic872.190.560.750.110.35<0.0001
  Indian603.761.270.450.240.050.07
  Pacific803.890.670.410.130.12<0.0001
  All mesopelagic data2273.310.380.520.070.18<0.0001
Bathypelagic
  Atlantic892.450.850.70.190.13<0.0001
  Indian633.311.030.480.220.070.03
  Pacific582.980.920.530.190.120.007
  All bathypelagic data2103.680.440.410.090.08<0.0001
All data10301.440.120.910.020.62<0.0001
Viral abundance–depth (power-law function)
Atlantic4199.260.32−1.120.050.54<0.0001
Indian2918.770.37−1.020.060.52<0.0001
Pacific3318.30.33−0.960.050.51<0.0001
All data10408.750.2−1.030.030.52<0.0001