Characteristics of a novel Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage, PAJU2, which is genetically related to bacteriophage D3.

@article{Uchiyama2009CharacteristicsOA,
  title={Characteristics of a novel Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage, PAJU2, which is genetically related to bacteriophage D3.},
  author={Jumpei Uchiyama and Mohammad Rashel and Tetsuya Matsumoto and Yoshinobu Sumiyama and Hiroshi Wakiguchi and Shigenobu Matsuzaki},
  journal={Virus research},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={131-4}
}
Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage (phage) is one of the most taxonomically and genetically diverse phages. Although phage D3 is one of well-studied P. aeruginosa phages, no D3-related P. aeruginosa phage has been reported. We report a novel P. aeruginosa siphovirus, PAJU2, which is genetically related to but morphology distinct (highly elongated head) from phage D3. A PAJU2 capsid protein, Orf3, is thought to be synthesized as a protein fused to a prohead protease and is autocatalytically… CONTINUE READING