Rosenblumvirus (taxid:680287)


Non-enveloped, head-tail structure. The capsid is about 55 nm in diameter, probably with a T=4 icosahedral symmetry . The tail is non-contractile, about 27 nm in length, and has a collar with 12 appendages attached to the neck region that are important for host cell recognition and entry.


Linear, dsDNA genome of about 16 to 20 kb encoding between 20 and 30 genes, with a terminal protein covalently attached at either DNA end.





  1. Adsorption: the phage attaches to target cell through its tail fibers.
  2. Ejection by short tail system: viral DNA is injected in host cell periplasm.
  3. Transcription and translation of early genes
  4. Replication of genomic DNA by the viral DNA polymerase, formation of viral genome concatemers.
  5. Transcription and translation of late genes
  6. Assembly of empty procapsids and viral genome packaging.
  7. Mature virions are released from the cell by lysis.

Matching UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot entries

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4 entries grouped by strain

2 entries

Staphylococcus phage 44AHJD reference strain

PORTL_BP44A Portal protein (Connector protein) (Gene product 19) (gp19) (Head-to-tail connector) (Probable ...
CAPSD_BP44A Major capsid protein (Gene product 20) (gp20) (Major head protein)

1 entry

Staphylococcus phage S13'

CAPSD_BPPSP Major capsid protein (Major head protein)

1 entry

Staphylococcus phage S24-1

CAPSD_BPPS4 Major capsid protein (Major head protein)