Subfamily: Bastillevirinae


Subfamily: Bastillevirinae

Distinguishing features

Members of this subfamily infect Bacillus sp. including B. cereus, B. subtilis, B. thuringiensis, B. pumilis and B. megatherium. Genomes are of 146167 kbp and have long terminal repeats.

Derivation of names

Bastillevirinae, Bastillevirus: from Bacillus phage Bastille

Genus demarcation criteria 

The Bastillevirinae genera are well-supported monophyletic clades in genome-based phylogenies and in (concatenated) marker gene phylogenies. Members of the genera share at least 60% nucleotide identity across the genome length. The genome organisation is conserved. Members of the same genus generally infect members of the same bacterial genus.

Species unassigned to a genus

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Bacillus virus MaterBacillus phage MaterKM236245NC_027366Complete genome
Bacillus virus MoonbeamBacillus phage MoonbeamKM236246NC_027374Complete genome
Bacillus virus SIOphiBacillus phage SIOphiKC699836NC_042133Complete genome

Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.

Member taxa