Non-enveloped, rigid bacilliform particles of 140 x 20 nm with one end pointed and the other slightly rounded.
Monopartite, circular, dsDNA genome of 5,3 kb.
The genome encodes 14 ORFs all localized on a single DNA strand.
- Adsorption: the phage attaches to target cell.
- Injection: viral DNA is injected in host cell cytoplasm.
- Transcription and translation of viral genes.
- Replication of genomic DNA.
- Genomic DNA is packaged in new virions.
- Mature virions are released from the cell.