Alphalipothrixvirus

VIRION

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Enveloped, rod-shaped virion of about 900 nm long and 30 nm in diameter. Genomic DNA is packaged into a helical core.

GENOME

Linear dsDNA genome of 36.17 kb with 337bp-long terminal inverted repeats (SFV1). Encodes for 66 predicted ORFS.

GENE EXPRESSION

The genome is organized in operons.

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 early genes
  4. Replication of genomic DNA
  5. Transcription and translation of late genes
  6. Genomic DNA is packaged in new virions
  7. Mature virions are released from the cell