Genomic and phylogenetic traits of Staphylococcus phages S25-3 and S25-4 (family Myoviridae, genus Twort-like viruses)

Iyo Takemura-Uchiyama, Jumpei Uchiyama, Shin Ichiro Kato, Takako Ujihara, Masanori Daibata, Shigenobu Matsuzaki

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Abstract

The genomes of Staphylococcus phages S25-3 and S25-4 (family Myoviridae, genus Twort-like viruses) were sequenced and analyzed from an evolutionary perspective. The genome-based phylogeny and genome analyses of phages S25-3 and S25-4 showed that they had diverged evolutionarily from the majority of this viral genus based on the presence of mobile genetic elements, i.e., a putative transposase and the homing endonuclease I-MsaI. These results suggest that genetic elements such as transposases and homing endonucleases are likely to be involved with the evolution of some Twort-like phages, including phages S25-3 and S25-4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1456
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Microbiology
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacteriophage
  • Myoviridae
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Twort-like viruses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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