Complete genome sequence of the Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum virulent bacteriophage PM1

Complete genome sequence of the Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum virulent... PM1, a novel virulent bacteriophage that infects Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum , was isolated. Its morphological features were examined by electron microscopy, which indicated that this phage belongs to the family Myoviridae . It has a 55,098-bp genome, including a 2,665-bp terminal repeat. A total of 63 open reading frames (ORFs) were predicted, but only 20 ORFs possessed homology with functional proteins. There is one tRNA coding region, and the GC-content of the genome is 44.9 %. Most ORFs in bacteriophage PM1 showed high homology to enterobacteria phage ΦEcoM-GJ1 and Erwinia phage νB EamM-Y2. Like these bacteriophages, PM1 encodes an RNA polymerase, which is a hallmark of T7-like phages. There is no integrase or repressor, suggesting that PM1 is a virulent bacteriophage. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Complete genome sequence of the Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum virulent bacteriophage PM1

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Springer Vienna
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-014-2005-7
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Abstract

PM1, a novel virulent bacteriophage that infects Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum , was isolated. Its morphological features were examined by electron microscopy, which indicated that this phage belongs to the family Myoviridae . It has a 55,098-bp genome, including a 2,665-bp terminal repeat. A total of 63 open reading frames (ORFs) were predicted, but only 20 ORFs possessed homology with functional proteins. There is one tRNA coding region, and the GC-content of the genome is 44.9 %. Most ORFs in bacteriophage PM1 showed high homology to enterobacteria phage ΦEcoM-GJ1 and Erwinia phage νB EamM-Y2. Like these bacteriophages, PM1 encodes an RNA polymerase, which is a hallmark of T7-like phages. There is no integrase or repressor, suggesting that PM1 is a virulent bacteriophage.

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2014

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