A suggested classification for two groups of Campylobacter myoviruses

A suggested classification for two groups of Campylobacter myoviruses Most Campylobacter bacteriophages isolated to date have long contractile tails and belong to the family Myoviridae . Based on their morphology, genome size and endonuclease restriction profile, Campylobacter phages were originally divided into three groups. The recent genome sequencing of seven virulent campylophages reveal further details of the relationships between these phages at the genome organization level. This article details the morphological and genomic features among the campylophages, investigates their taxonomic position, and proposes the creation of two new genera, the “Cp220likevirus” and “Cp8unalikevirus” within a proposed subfamily, the “Eucampyvirinae” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

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Springer Vienna
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-013-1788-2
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Abstract

Most Campylobacter bacteriophages isolated to date have long contractile tails and belong to the family Myoviridae . Based on their morphology, genome size and endonuclease restriction profile, Campylobacter phages were originally divided into three groups. The recent genome sequencing of seven virulent campylophages reveal further details of the relationships between these phages at the genome organization level. This article details the morphological and genomic features among the campylophages, investigates their taxonomic position, and proposes the creation of two new genera, the “Cp220likevirus” and “Cp8unalikevirus” within a proposed subfamily, the “Eucampyvirinae”

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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