Genus: Cystovirus


Genus: Cystovirus

Distinguishing features

Since only one genus is currently recognized, the genus description corresponds to the family description.

Virion

See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.

Biology

See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria

Species are demarcated based upon nucleotide sequence distances for the L, M and S segments being greater than 0.05 for comparisons between members of different species; nucleotide sequence distances are > 0.35 for comparisons between members of all species except for Pseudomonas virus phi6 and Pseudomonas virus phiNN, for which distances are > 0.15 (Figure 4.Cystoviridae).

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Pseudomonas virus phi6Pseudomonas phage phi6L: M17461; M: M17462; S: M12921L: NC_003715; M: NC_003716; S: NC_003714Complete genomephi6
Pseudomonas virus phi8Pseudomonas phage phi8L: AF226851; M: AF226852; S: AF226853L: NC_003299; M: NC_003300; S: NC_003301Complete genomephi8
Pseudomonas virus phi12Pseudomonas phage phi12L: AF408636; M: AY039807; S: AY034425L: NC_004173; M: NC_004175; S: NC_004174Complete genomephi12
Pseudomonas virus phi13Pseudomonas phage phi13L: AF261668; M: AF261667; S: AF261666L: NC_004172; M: NC_004171; S: NC_004170Complete genomephi13
Pseudomonas virus phi2954Pseudomonas phage phi2954L: FJ608823; M: FJ608824; S: FJ608825L: NC_012091; M: NC_012092; S: NC_012093Complete genomephi2954
Pseudomonas virus phiNNPseudomonas phage phiNNL: KJ957164; M: KJ957165; S: KJ957166L: NC_042068; M: NC_042069; S: NC_042070Complete genomephiNN
Pseudomonas virus phiYYPseudomonas phage phiYYL: KX074201; M: KX074202; S: KX074203L: NC_042071; M: NC_042072; S: NC_042073Complete genomephiYY

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