Genus: Sciuriunavirus

Genus: Sciuriunavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Staphylococcus sciuri. The type species is Staphylococcus virus SscM1. The genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 140 kbp, with a 202 predicted 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 sciuri.

Derivation of names

Sciuriunavirus: derived from the species epithet of the host of the type species exemplar and the second part of the exemplar isolate name (Ssc-1). 

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.
Sciuriunavirus SscM1Staphylococcus phage vB_SscM-1KX171212NC_047767Complete genome

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