Genus: Schiekvirus

Genus: Schiekvirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Enterococcus faecalis. The type species is Enterococcus virus EFDG1. The genome of the exemplar isolate of the type species is 148 kbp, with 216 gene coding sequences as well as 24 encoded tRNAs.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description


Members of the genus infect Enterococcus faecalis

Derivation of names

Schiekvirus: named after the German virologist Wolfgang Schiek (Hygiene-Institut, University of Göttingen) who was one of the first scientists to work on Enterococcus phages. 

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.
Schiekvirus EFDG1Enterococcus phage EFDG1KP339049NC_029009Complete genome
Schiekvirus EFP01Enterococcus phage EFP01KY549443NC_047796Complete genome
Schiekvirus EfV12Enterococcus phage EfV12-phi1MH880817NC_048087Complete genome

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