Non-enveloped, head-tail structure. The capsid is icosahedral, about 60nm in diameter. The capsid proteins are covalently linked. Tail is flexible, about 135 nm in length and 8 nm in width, with a terminal knob and a single short fiber.


Linear, dsDNA genome of about 52 kb, containing about 88 genes. The genome has cohesive ends (cos sites).




  1. Adsorption: The phage attaches to target cell adhesion receptors through its tail fibers.
  2. Ejection of the viral DNA into host cell cytoplasm by long flexible tail ejection system.
  3. Transcription and translation of early genes.
  4. Shutoff of host gene expression, possibly by gp77, gp78 and gp79.
  5. Replication of genomic DNA by rolling circle.
  6. Transcription and translation of late genes
  7. Assembly of an empty procapsid and packaging of the genome.
  8. Viral tail fiber assembly and viral tail assembly.
  9. Mature virions are released from the cell by lysis.

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153 entries grouped by strain (browse by keywords)

84 entries

Mycobacterium phage L5 (Mycobacteriophage L5) reference strain

VG27_BPML5 Minor tail protein Gp27
VG26_BPML5 Minor tail protein Gp26
VG49_BPML5 Gene 49 protein (Gp49)
VG35_BPML5 Gene 35 protein (Gp35)
VG57_BPML5 Gene 57 protein (Gp57)
VG88_BPML5 Gene 88 protein (Gp88)
VG81_BPML5 Gene 81 protein (Gp81)
PORTL_BPML5 Portal protein (Gene product 14) (gp14) (Portal vertex protein)
VG82_BPML5 Gene 82 protein (Gp82)
VG64_BPML5 Gene 64 protein (Gp64)
VG74_BPML5 Gene 74 protein (Gp74)
VG80_BPML5 Gene 80 protein (Gp80)
VG38_BPML5 Gene 38 protein (Gp38)
SCAF_BPML5 Probable capsid assembly scaffolding protein (Gene product 22) (gp22) (Head morphogenesis protein) ...
VG24_BPML5 Tail assembly protein Gp24 (Gene product 24) (Gp24) (Minor tail protein Gp24)
VG39_BPML5 Gene 39 protein (Gp39)
VG22_BPML5 Gene 22 protein (Gp22)
VG61_BPML5 Gene 61 protein (Gp61)
VG70_BPML5 Gene 70 protein (Gp70)
VG30_BPML5 Gene 30 protein (Gp30)
VG53_BPML5 Gene 53 protein (Gp53)
VG76_BPML5 Gene 76 protein (Gp76)
VG50_BPML5 Putative adenosylcobalamin-dependent ribonucleoside-triphosphate reductase (EC (Gp50)
VG79_BPML5 Gene 79 protein (Gp79)
TAP25_BPML5 Tail assembly protein Gp25 (Gene 25 protein) (Gp25)
VINT_BPML5 Integrase (EC 2.7.7.-) (EC 3.1.-.-)
VG54_BPML5 Gene 54 protein (Gp54)
VG37_BPML5 Gene 37 protein (Gp37)
VG02_BPML5 Gene 2 protein (Gp2)
VG04_BPML5 Gene 4 protein (Gp4)
VG77_BPML5 Gene 77 protein (Gp77)
VG52_BPML5 Gene 52 protein (Gp52)
VG55_BPML5 Gene 55 protein (Gp55)
VG31_BPML5 Gene 31 protein (Gp31)
LYSB_BPML5 Endolysin B (Gene 12 protein) (Gp12) (Mycolylarabinogalactan esterase) (EC 3.1.-.-)
VG20_BPML5 Gene 20 protein (Gp20)
VG51_BPML5 Gene 51 protein (Gp51)
VG43_BPML5 Gene 43 protein (Gp43)
VG73_BPML5 Gene 73 protein (Gp73)
VG21_BPML5 Gene 21 protein (Gp21)
VG29_BPML5 Gene 29 protein (Gp29)
VG59_BPML5 Gene 59 protein (Gp59)
DPOL_BPML5 DNA polymerase (EC (EC 3.1.11.-)
CAPSD_BPML5 Probable major capsid protein gp17 (Gene product 17) (gp17) (Major head protein gp17)
HOLIN_BPML5 Holin (Gene product 11) (gp11)
ENLYS_BPML5 Endolysin A (EC 3.-.-.-) (Gene 10 protein) (Gp10) (Lysis protein) (Lysozyme)
VG83_BPML5 Gene 83 protein (Gp83)
VG65_BPML5 Gene 65 protein (Gp65)
VG58_BPML5 Gene 58 protein (Gp58)
VG46_BPML5 Gene 46 protein (Gp46)
VG62_BPML5 Gene 62 protein (Gp62)
VG63_BPML5 Gene 63 protein (Gp63)
VG45_BPML5 Gene 45 protein (Gp45)
VG71_BPML5 Repressor-like immunity protein (Gp71)
VG05_BPML5 Gene 5 protein (Gp5)
VG32_BPML5 Gene 32 protein (Gp32)
VG85_BPML5 Gene 85 protein (Gp85)
VG15_BPML5 Gene 15 protein (Gp15)
VG66_BPML5 Gene 66 protein (Gp66)
VG06_BPML5 Minor tail protein Gp6
VG42_BPML5 Gene 42 protein (Gp42)
VG41_BPML5 Gene 41 protein (Gp41)
VG23_BPML5 Major tail protein Gp23 (Major coat protein)
VG56_BPML5 Gene 56 protein (Gp56)
VG13_BPML5 Gene 13 protein (Gp13)
VG40_BPML5 Gene 40 protein (Gp40)
VG67_BPML5 Gene 67 protein (Gp67)
VG75_BPML5 Gene 75 protein (Gp75)
THYX_BPML5 Probable flavin-dependent thymidylate synthase (FDTS) (EC (FAD-dependent thymidylate ...
VG68_BPML5 Gene 68 protein (Gp68)
VG84_BPML5 Gene 84 protein (Gp84)
VG19_BPML5 Gene 19 protein (Gp19)
VG69_BPML5 Gene 69 protein (Gp69)
VG01_BPML5 Gene 1 protein (Gp1)
VG86_BPML5 Gene 86 protein (Gp86)
VG47_BPML5 Gene 47 protein (Gp47)
VG03_BPML5 Gene 3 protein (Gp3)
VG72_BPML5 Gene 72 protein (Gp72)
VG60_BPML5 Gene 60 protein (Gp60)
VXIS_BPML5 Excisionase (Gene product 36) (Gp36)
VG78_BPML5 Gene 78 protein (Gp78)
VG18_BPML5 Gene 18 protein (Gp18)
VG87_BPML5 Gene 87 protein (Gp87)
VG28_BPML5 Minor tail protein Gp28

67 entries

Mycobacterium phage D29 (Mycobacteriophage D29) reference strain

PRXH_BPMD2 Putative non-heme haloperoxidase (EC 1.11.1.-)
THYX_BPMD2 Probable flavin-dependent thymidylate synthase (FDTS) (EC (FAD-dependent thymidylate ...
SCAF_BPMD2 Probable capsid assembly scaffolding protein (Gene product 16) (gp16) (Head morphogenesis protein) ...
VG27_BPMD2 Minor tail protein Gp27
PORTL_BPMD2 Portal protein (Gene product 14) (gp14) (Portal vertex protein)
VG50_BPMD2 Putative adenosylcobalamin-dependent ribonucleoside-triphosphate reductase (EC (Gp50)
VG24_BPMD2 Tail assembly protein Gp24 (Gene product 24) (Gp24) (Minor tail protein Gp24)
VG28_BPMD2 Minor tail protein Gp28
VG46_BPMD2 Gene 46 protein (Gp46)
VG15_BPMD2 Gene 15 protein (Gp15)
VG18_BPMD2 Gene 18 protein (Gp18)
VG22_BPMD2 Gene 22 protein (Gp22)
VG66_BPMD2 Gene 66 protein (Gp66)
VG42_BPMD2 Gene 42 protein (Gp42)
VG341_BPMD2 Gene 34.1 protein (Gp34.1)
VG41_BPMD2 Gene 41 protein (Gp41)
VG13_BPMD2 Gene 13 protein (Gp13)
VG86_BPMD2 Gene 86 protein (Gp86)
VG03_BPMD2 Gene 3 protein (Gp3)
VG65_BPMD2 Gene 65 protein (Gp65)
VINT_BPMD2 Integrase (EC 2.7.7.-) (EC 3.1.-.-)
VG84_BPMD2 Gene 84 protein (Gp84)
TAP25_BPMD2 Tail assembly protein Gp25 (Gene 25 protein) (Gp25)
VG62_BPMD2 Gene 62 protein (Gp62)
VG01_BPMD2 Gene 1 protein (Gp1)
VG26_BPMD2 Minor tail protein Gp26
VG64_BPMD2 Gene 64 protein (Gp64)
VXIS_BPMD2 Excisionase (Gp36)
VG441_BPMD2 Gene 44.1 protein (Gp44.1)
VG06_BPMD2 Minor tail protein Gp6
LYSB_BPMD2 Endolysin B (Gene 12 protein) (Gp12) (Mycolylarabinogalactan esterase) (EC 3.1.-.-)
VG51_BPMD2 Gene 51 protein (Gp51)
VG49_BPMD2 Gene 49 protein (Gp49)
VG20_BPMD2 Gene 20 protein (Gp20)
VG70_BPMD2 Gene 70 protein (Gp70)
VG63_BPMD2 Gene 63 protein (Gp63)
VG02_BPMD2 Gene 2 protein (Gp2)
VG19_BPMD2 Gene 19 protein (Gp19)
VG55_BPMD2 Gene 55 protein (Gp55)
VG88_BPMD2 Gene 88 protein (Gp88)
VG23_BPMD2 Major tail protein Gp23 (Major coat protein)
DPOL_BPMD2 DNA polymerase (EC (EC 3.1.11.-)
DCTD_BPMD2 Deoxycytidylate deaminase (EC (dCMP deaminase)
ENLYS_BPMD2 Endolysin A (EC 3.-.-.-) (Gene 10 protein) (Gp10) (Lysis protein) (Lysozyme)
HOLIN_BPMD2 Holin (Gene product 11) (gp11)
CAPSD_BPMD2 Probable major capsid protein gp17 (Gene product 17) (gp17) (Major head protein gp17)
VG52_BPMD2 Gene 52 protein (Gp52)
VG87_BPMD2 Gene 87 protein (Gp87)
VG38_BPMD2 Gene 38 protein (Gp38)
VG04_BPMD2 Gene 4 protein (Gp4)
VG58_BPMD2 Gene 58 protein (Gp58)
VG54_BPMD2 Gene 54 protein (Gp54)
VG53_BPMD2 Gene 53 protein (Gp53)
VG57_BPMD2 Gene 57 protein (Gp57)
VG56_BPMD2 Gene 56 protein (Gp56)
VG29_BPMD2 Gene 29 protein (Gp29)
VG31_BPMD2 Gene 31 protein (Gp31)
VG30_BPMD2 Gene 30 protein (Gp30)
VG89_BPMD2 Gene 89 protein (Gp89)
VG68_BPMD2 Gene 68 protein (Gp68)
VG61_BPMD2 Gene 61 protein (Gp61)
VG59_BPMD2 Gene 59 protein (Gp59)
VG39_BPMD2 Gene 39 protein (Gp39)
VG32_BPMD2 Gene 32 protein (Gp32)
VG05_BPMD2 Gene 5 protein (Gp5)
VG69_BPMD2 Gene 69 protein (Gp69)
VG21_BPMD2 Gene 21 protein (Gp21)

1 entry

Mycobacterium phage Bxz2 (Mycobacteriophage Bxz2) reference strain

VG50_BPMB2 Putative adenosylcobalamin-dependent ribonucleoside-triphosphate reductase (EC (Gp50)

1 entry

Mycobacterium phage D29 (Mycobacteriophage D29)

GP34_BPMD2 Gene product 34 (Gp34)