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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.
See discussion under family description.
Members of the genus infect Staphylococcus sp. mainly S. aureus.
Kayvirus: derived phonetically from the name of the exemplar isolate, Staphylococcus phage K, of the type species.
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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