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Members of this genus infect Bacillus subtilis. The type species is Bacillus virus NIT1. Terminal repeats have been reported for some nitunavirus genomes. The unique sequence of the genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 153 kbp, containing terminal repeats of about 4 kbp, with 252 gene coding sequences as well as 3 encoded tRNAs.
See discussion under family description.
Members of the genus infect Bacillus subtilis.
Nitunavirus: derived phonetically from the name of the exemplar isolate, Bacillus phage phiNIT1, of the type species (i.e. nit followed by una meaning one).
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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