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Classification of Myoviridae bacteriophages using protein sequence similarity
The hierarchical clustering of these groupings provide biologically significant subdivisions, which are consistent with the previous analysis of the Podoviridae.
Unifying classical and molecular taxonomic classification: analysis of the Podoviridae using BLASTP-based tools.
T4-Related Bacteriophage LIMEstone Isolates for the Control of Soft Rot on Potato Caused by ‘Dickeya solani’
The bacterium ‘Dickeya solani’, an aggressive biovar 3 variant of Dickeya dianthicola, causes rotting and blackleg in potato, is controlled using bacteriophage therapy and two closely related and specific phages isolated and characterized are deemed suitable and promising for use in phage therapy.
A Thermostable Salmonella Phage Endolysin, Lys68, with Broad Bactericidal Properties against Gram-Negative Pathogens in Presence of Weak Acids
Lys68 demonstrates good (thermo)stability properties that combined with different outer membrane permeabilizers, could become useful to combat Gram-negative pathogens in agricultural, food and medical industry.
Taxonomic assignment of uncultivated prokaryotic virus genomes is enabled by gene-sharing networks
This work presents vConTACT v.2.0, a network-based application utilizing whole genome gene-sharing profiles for virus taxonomy that integrates distance-based hierarchical clustering and confidence scores for all taxonomic predictions, and applies it to analyze 15,280 Global Ocean Virome genome fragments.
Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster.
This work proposes the Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster (MIBiG) data standard, to facilitate consistent and systematic deposition and retrieval of data on biosynthetic gene clusters.
Minimum Information about an Uncultivated Virus Genome (MIUViG)
Community-wide adoption of MIUViG standards, which complement the Minimum Information about a Single Amplified Genome and Metagenome-Assembled Genome standards, will improve the reporting of uncultivated virus genomes in public databases, and should enable more robust comparative studies and a systematic exploration of the global virosphere.
Genomic Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Phages LKD16 and LKA1: Establishment of the φKMV Subgroup within the T7 Supergroup
It is proposed that phiKMV represents an independent and widespread group of lytic P. aeruginosa phages within the T7 supergroup and carries a single-subunit RNA polymerase gene adjacent to the structural genome region, a feature which distinguishes them from other members of the T 7 supergroup.
Quality-Controlled Small-Scale Production of a Well-Defined Bacteriophage Cocktail for Use in Human Clinical Trials
Bacteriophage genome and proteome analysis confirmed the lytic nature of the bacteriophages, the absence of toxin-coding genes and showed that the selected phages 14/1, PNM and ISP are close relatives of respectively F8, φKMV and phage G1.
Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2015)
Changes to virus taxonomy approved and ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses in February 2015 are listed.