University of Hertfordshire

A suggested classification for two groups of Campylobacter myoviruses

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  • Muhammad Afzal Javed
  • Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann
  • Joana Azeredo
  • Carla M Carvalho
  • Ian Connerton
  • Stephane Evoy
  • Jens André Hammerl
  • Stefan Hertwig
  • Rob Lavigne
  • Amit Singh
  • Christine M Szymanski
  • Andrew Timms
  • Andrew M Kropinski
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)181-90
JournalArchives of Virology
Journal publication date1 Jan 2014
Volume159
Issue1
Early online date24 Jul 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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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