Genus: Kayvirus

Genus: Kayvirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Staphylococcus sp. mainly S. aureus. The type species is Staphylococcus virus K. The genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 142 kbp, with 8 kb terminal repeats, and with a total of 233 gene coding sequencess as well as 4 encoded tRNAs.

Virion

See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.

Biology

Members of the genus infect Staphylococcus sp. mainly S. aureus.

Derivation of names

Kayvirus: derived phonetically from the name of the exemplar isolate, Staphylococcus phage K, of the type species.

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.
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage G1AY954969NC_007066Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage 676ZJX080302Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage A3RJX080301Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage A5WEU418428Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage Fi200WJX080303Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage IME-SA1KP687431Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage IME-SA118KR902361Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage IME-SA119KR908644Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage IME-SA2KP687432Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage ISPFR852584Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage MSA6JX080304Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage P4WJX080305Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage SA5JX875065Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage Staph1NJX080300Complete genome
Kayvirus G1Staphylococcus phage Team1KC012913Complete genome
Kayvirus G15Staphylococcus phage G15JQ686190NC_019448Complete genome
Kayvirus JD7Staphylococcus phage JD007JX878671NC_019726Complete genome
Kayvirus kayStaphylococcus phage KKF766114NC_005880Complete genome
Kayvirus MCE2014Staphylococcus phage MCE-2014KJ888149NC_025416Complete genome
Kayvirus P108Staphylococcus phage P108KM216423NC_025426Complete genome
Kayvirus rodiStaphylococcus phage phiIPLA-RODIKP027446NC_028765Complete genome
Kayvirus S253Staphylococcus phage S25-3AB853330NC_022920Complete genome
Kayvirus S254Staphylococcus phage S25-4AB853331NC_022918Complete genome
Kayvirus SA12Staphylococcus phage phiSA12AB903967NC_023573Complete genome
Kayvirus Sb1Staphylococcus phage Sb-1HQ163896NC_023009Complete genome

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