Clavavirus

VIRION

Non-enveloped, rigid bacilliform particles of 140×20 nm with one end pointed and the other slightly rounded.

GENOME

Monopartite, circular, dsDNA genome of 5,3 kb.

GENE EXPRESSION

The genome encodes 14 ORFs all localized on a single DNA strand.

REPLICATION

CYTOPLASMIC

  1. Adsorption: the phage attaches to target cell.
  2. Injection: viral DNA is injected in host cell cytoplasm.
  3. Transcription and translation of viral genes.
  4. Replication of genomic DNA.
  5. Genomic DNA is packaged in new virions.
  6. Mature virions are released from the cell.