Microviridae Goes Temperate: Microvirus-Related Proviruses Reside in the Genomes of Bacteroidetes

@inproceedings{Krupovic2011MicroviridaeGT,
  title={Microviridae Goes Temperate: Microvirus-Related Proviruses Reside in the Genomes of Bacteroidetes},
  author={Mart Krupovic and Patrick Forterre},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
The Microviridae comprises icosahedral lytic viruses with circular single-stranded DNA genomes. The family is divided into two distinct groups based on genome characteristics and virion structure. Viruses infecting enterobacteria belong to the genus Microvirus, whereas those infecting obligate parasitic bacteria, such as Chlamydia, Spiroplasma and Bdellovibrio, are classified into a subfamily, the Gokushovirinae. Recent metagenomic studies suggest that members of the Microviridae might also… CONTINUE READING