Genus: Baoshanvirus

Genus: Baoshanvirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Staphylococcus sp. The type species is Staphylococcus virus BS2. The genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 149 kbp, with a total of 210 predicted gene coding sequences and 1 encoded tRNA.


See discussion under family description

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.


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

Derivation of names

Baoshanvirus: derived from the place of origin of the type isolate, the Chinese district Boashan. 

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.
Baoshanvirus BS1Staphylococcus phage phiSA_BS1MH078572NC_047945Complete genomephiSA_BS1
Baoshanvirus BS2Staphylococcus phage phiSA_BS2MH028956NC_047948Complete genomephiSA_BS2

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