Genus: Bastillevirus

Genus: Bastillevirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis. The type species is Bacillus virus Bastille. No terminal repeats have been reported for these genomes. The genome of the exemplar isolate is 154 kbp, with 273 gene coding sequences as well as 7 encoded tRNAs.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.


Members of the genus infect Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis.

Derivation of names

Bastillevirus: derived from the name of the exemplar isolate, Bacillus phage Bastille, of the type species, Bacillus virus Bastille.

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.
Bastillevirus bastilleBacillus phage BastilleJF966203NC_018856Complete genome
Bastillevirus CAM003Bacillus phage CAM003KJ489397NC_024216Complete genome
Bastillevirus evoliBacillus phage EvoliKJ489398NC_024207Complete genome
Bastillevirus hoodyTBacillus phage Hoody TKJ489400NC_024205Complete genome

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