Genus: Sepunavirus

Genus: Sepunavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Staphylococcus sp. including S. epidermis. The type species is Staphylococcus virus SEP1. The genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 140 kbp, with a total of 200 gene coding sequences and no tRNAs.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description


Members of the genus infect Staphylococcus sp. including S. epidermis.

Derivation of names

Sepunavirus: derived from the name of the exemplar isolate, Staphylococcus phage phiIBB-SEP1, of the type species (i.e. sep followed by una, meaning one).

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.
Sepunavirus IPLAC1CStaphylococcus phage vB_SepM_ phiIPLA-C1CKP027447NC_028962Complete genome
Sepunavirus SEP1Staphylococcus phage phiIBB-SEP1KF021268NC_041928Complete genome

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