Subfamily: Jasinkavirinae


Subfamily: Jasinkavirinae

Distinguishing features

Members of this subfamily generally infect Listeria monocytogenes strains and have genomes of 131–138 kbp.

Derivation of names

Jasinkavirinae: named in honour of Stanisława Jasińska-Lewandowska (1921–1998), a Polish scientist who was one of the first to study Listeria and their viruses.

Genus demarcation criteria 

The single genus in the Jasinkavirinae is a well-supported monophyletic clade in genome-based phylogenies and in (concatenated) marker gene phylogenies. Members of the genus share at least 60% nucleotide identity across the genome length, a conserved genome organisation and infect members of the same bacterial genus.

Member taxa