Genus: Agatevirus


Genus: Agatevirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus pumilis. The type species is Bacillus virus Agate. The non-redundant part of the genome of the exemplar isolate, Bacillus virus Agate, is approximately 150 kbp, with 210 gene coding sequences as well as 4 encoded tRNAs.

Virion

See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.

Biology 

Members of the genus infect Bacillus thuringiensis and B. pumilis

Derivation of names

Agatevirus: derived from the name of the exemplar isolate, Bacillus phage phiAGATE, of the type species, Bacillus virus Agate.

Species demarcation criteria

Members of the same species are more than 95% identical in genome nucleotide sequence, including the terminal repeat region. Phages with genomes that differ by more than 5% are assigned to different species.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Bacillus virus AgateBacillus phage phiAGATEJX238501NC_020081Complete genome
Bacillus virus BobbBacillus phage BobbKM051843NC_024792Complete genome
Bacillus virus Bp8pCBacillus phage Bp8p-CKJ010547NC_029121Complete genome
Bacillus virus Bp8pCBacillus phage Bp8p-TKJ010548Complete genome

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