Title: A suggested new bacteriophage genus: "Viunalikevirus"
Authors: Adriaenssens, Evelien
Ackermann, Hans-Wolfgang
Anany, Hany
Blasdel, Bob
Connerton, Ian F
Goulding, David
Griffiths, Mansel W
Hooton, Steven P
Kutter, Elizabeth M
Kropinski, Andrew M
Lee, Ju-Hoon
Maes, Martine
Pickard, Derek
Ryu, Sangryeol
Sepehrizadeh, Zargham
Shahrbabak, S Sabouri
Toribio, Ana L
Lavigne, Rob # ×
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: Archives of virology vol:157 issue:10 pages:2035-46
Abstract: We suggest a bacteriophage genus, "Viunalikevirus", as a new genus within the family Myoviridae. To date, this genus includes seven sequenced members: Salmonella phages ViI, SFP10 and ΦSH19; Escherichia phages CBA120 and PhaxI; Shigella phage phiSboM-AG3; and Dickeya phage LIMEstone1. Their shared myovirus morphology, with comparable head sizes and tail dimensions, and genome organization are considered distinguishing features. They appear to have conserved regulatory sequences, a horizontally acquired tRNA set and the probable substitution of an alternate base for thymine in the DNA. A close examination of the tail spike region in the DNA revealed four distinct tail spike proteins, an arrangement which might lead to the umbrella-like structures of the tails visible on electron micrographs. These properties set the suggested genus apart from the recently ratified subfamily Tevenvirinae, although a significant evolutionary relationship can be observed.
ISSN: 0304-8608
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Gene Technology (-)
Division Animal and Human Health Engineering
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