Prokaryote viruses studied by electron microscopy

  title={Prokaryote viruses studied by electron microscopy},
  author={H. Ackermann and D. Prangishvili},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  • H. Ackermann, D. Prangishvili
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Archives of Virology
  • This review summarizes the electron microscopical descriptions of prokaryote viruses. Since 1959, nearly 6300 prokaryote viruses have been described morphologically, including 6196 bacterial and 88 archaeal viruses. As in previous counts, the vast majority (96.3 %) are tailed, and only 230 (3.7 %) are polyhedral, filamentous, or pleomorphic. The family Siphoviridae, whose members are characterized by long, noncontractile tails, is by far the largest family (over 3600 descriptions, or 57.3… CONTINUE READING

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