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Stand Genomic Sci. 2012 Jul 30;6(3):415-26. doi: 10.4056/sigs.2846206. Epub 2012 Jul 20.

Complete genome sequence of bacteriophage VvAW1, which infects Vibrio vulnificus.

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University of Hawaii Department of Oceanography Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education Honolulu, HI.


Investigating the bacteriophages of vibrios has led to significant insights into the evolution and pathogenicity of their host strains. This report presents the first complete genome sequence of a bacteriophage that infects the deadly human pathogen Vibrio vulnificus. The phage was isolated from the surface waters of the Ala Wai Canal, which is part of an urban watershed in eastern Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The phage particle is icosahedral, with a diameter of 35-40 nm, and a small non-contractile tail. The genome was sequenced in its entirety, rendering a 38 kb sequence located on a single, linear, circularly permuted chromosome. Here, we present the annotation and genomic features of the bacteriophage, VvAW1.


Bacteriophage; Vibrio vulnificus; VvAW1; aquatic; podophage; virus

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