Table 1 Mean, SE, median, minimum, and maximum values of viral abundance in the different layers and oceans.
nMean
(106 viruses ml−1)
SE
(105 viruses ml−1)
Median
(106 viruses ml−1)
Minimum
(105 viruses ml−1)
Maximum
(107 viruses ml−1)
Epipelagic
  Atlantic2416.603.194.834.342.59
  Indian1688.314.007.702.933.31
  Pacific1938.724.716.890.854.39
  All epipelagic data6027.762.306.520.854.39
Mesopelagic
  Atlantic880.100.640.880.850.32
  Indian601.894.221.351.222.51
  Pacific801.672.151.090.131.33
  All mesopelagic data2281.471.381.550.132.51
Bathypelagic
  Atlantic900.510.570.470.360.47
  Indian630.520.560.470.380.25
  Pacific580.892.290.350.051.11
  All bathypelagic data2110.620.700.450.051.11