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Arch Virol. 2014 Jan;159(1):181-90. doi: 10.1007/s00705-013-1788-2. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

A suggested classification for two groups of Campylobacter myoviruses.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Alberta Glycomics Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9, Canada, majaved@ualberta.ca.

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".

PMID:
23881082
DOI:
10.1007/s00705-013-1788-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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