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Members of this genus infect Bacillus cereus and Bacillus megatherium. The type species is Bacillus virus Bc431. The genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 159 kbp, with 238 gene coding sequences as well as 21 encoded tRNAs.
See discussion under family description.
Members of the genus infect Bacillus cereus and Bacillus megatherium.
Caeruleovirus: derived by association with the name of one of the member species, Bacillus virus Deepblue, caerulean being a shade of blue.
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.
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