Genomes of the T4-related bacteriophages as windows on microbial genome evolution

@inproceedings{Petrov2010GenomesOT,
  title={Genomes of the T4-related bacteriophages as windows on microbial genome evolution},
  author={Vasiliy M Petrov and Swarnamala Ratnayaka and James M Nolan and Eric S. Miller and Jim D Karam},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2010}
}
The T4-related bacteriophages are a group of bacterial viruses that share morphological similarities and genetic homologies with the well-studied Escherichia coli phage T4, but that diverge from T4 and each other by a number of genetically determined characteristics including the bacterial hosts they infect, the sizes of their linear double-stranded (ds) DNA genomes and the predicted compositions of their proteomes. The genomes of about 40 of these phages have been sequenced and annotated over… CONTINUE READING