A suggested classification for two groups of Campylobacter myoviruses

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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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"

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-90
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jul 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Bacteriophages/classification
  • Campylobacter/virology
  • Genome Size
  • Genome, Viral
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Myoviridae/classification
  • Phylogeny
  • Viral Proteins/genetics


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