Unknown Taxon 1623294


Non-enveloped, head-tail structure. The icosahedral head is about 60 nm in diameter. The non-contractile tail is about 360 nm in length. There is a small baseplate and a terminal fiber.


Circularly permuted dsDNA genome of about 64 kb, containing about 81 genes.




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