Genus: Kochikohdavirus

Genus: Kochikohdavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Enterococcus faecalis. The type species is Enterococcus virus EF24C. The genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 142 kbp, with 221 gene coding sequences as well as 5 encoded tRNAs.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.


Members of the genus infect Enterococcus faecalis.

Derivation of names 

Kochikohdavirus: derived from the place of origin of the exemplar isolate, Enterococcus phage phiEF24C, of the type species (isolated in Kohda, Kochi City, Japan).

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.
Kochikohdavirus ECP3Enterococcus phage ECP3KJ801817NC_027335Complete genome
Kochikohdavirus EF24CEnterococcus phage EF24CAP009390NC_009904Complete genome
Kochikohdavirus EF24CEnterococcus phage phiEF24C-P2AB609718Complete genome
Kochikohdavirus EFLK1Enterococcus phage EFLK1KR049063NC_029026Complete genome

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