Characterization of a novel Vibrio parahaemolyticus phage, KVP241, and its relatives frequently isolated from seawater

Shigenobu Matsuzaki, Tetsuyoshi Inoue, Shuji Tanaka, Tetsuro Koga, Masayuki Kuroda, Susumu Kimura, Shosuke Imai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-956
Number of pages4
JournalMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
Volume44
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Major capsid protein
  • Morphotype A1
  • T4-type phages
  • Vibriophage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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