This protocol is based on Schleper et al. (1992) as modified by Stedman et al. (2003).This is a protocol from:\u00a0Stedman,\u00a0K. M., K. Porter, and M. L. Dyall-Smith. 2010. Chapter 6:\u00a0The isolation of viruses infecting Archaea.\u00a0Manual of Aquatic Viral Ecology. Waco, TX:American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. doi:10.4319\/mave.2010.978-0-9845591-0-7Please see the published manuscript for additional information.