A vibriophage, KVP241, and six of its relatives were isolated independently from seawater using Vibrio parahaemolyticus as the host. All of the phages had the same morphology (a hexagonal head and a tail with a contractile sheath) and the same host range (specific for some V. parahaemolyticus strains). DNA-DNA hybridization experiments elucidated that their genomes are highly homologous to each other. Analyses of amino acid sequences of putative major capsid proteins indicated that KVP241 may be weakly related to T4-type phages having a more elongated head.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- Major capsid protein
- Morphotype A1
- T4-type phages
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