|CryoEM model of Enterobacteria phage PRD1 capsid. PDB entry |
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Bacillus anthracis phage AP50
The Tectiviridae is a family of double-stranded DNA viruses that infect bacteria and archea. Tectiviridae have no head-tail structure, but are capable of producing tail-like tubes of ~ 60×10 nm upon adsorption or after chloroform treatment. The name is derived from Latin tectus (meaning 'covered').
There is a single genus in this family—genus Tectivirus.
The type species is Enterobacteria phage PRD1.
The virions of Tectiviridae species are non-enveloped, icosahedral and display a pseudo T=25 symmetry. The capsid has two layers. The outer layer is a protein structure of 240 capsid proteins trimers, and the inner one is a proteinaceous lipid membrane which envelopes the virus genome. Apical spikes extending about 20 nanometers (nm) protrude from the icosahedrons vertices.
The genome is a single molecule of linear double-stranded DNA of 15 kilobases in length. It forms a tightly packed coil and encodes several structural proteins. It encodes about 30 proteins that are transcribed in operons. At least 9 structural proteins are present in the viron.
After adsorbion to the host cell surface the virion extrudes a tail-tube structure through a vertex for genome delivery into the host.
Capsid proteins polymerize around a lipoprotein vesicle translocated in the cytoplasm by virion assembly factors.
Mature virons are released by lysis, which, in the case of PRD1, is achieved with the aid of virus-encoded lysis machinery consisting of four proteins: P15 (endolysin), P35 (holin), P36 and P37 (homologues of the Rz/Rz1 proteins of phage lambda).
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