Bacillus phage phi29

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Bacillus phage phi29
Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Order: Caudovirales
Family: Podoviridae
Subfamily: Picovirinae
Genus: Phi29likevirus
Species: Bacillus phage phi29

Bacillus phage phi29 (Φ29 phage) belongs to a family of related Bacteriophages which includes, in addition to Φ29, phages PZA, Φ15, BS32, B103, M2Y (M2), Nf and GA-1.[1][2] These phages, which form part of the Podoviridae family, are the smallest Bacillus phages isolated to date and are among the smallest known dsDNA phages.[3]

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  1. ^ Mc Grath S and van Sinderen D (editors). (2007). Bacteriophage: Genetics and Molecular Biology (1st ed.). Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-14-1. 
  2. ^ CAMACHO, Ana; JIMENEZ, Fernando; TORRE, Javier; CARRASCOSA, Jose L.; MELLADO, Rafael P.; VINUELA, Eladio; SALAS, Margarita; VASQUEZ, Cesar (February 1977). "Assembly of Bacillus subtilis Phage Phi29. 1. Mutants in the Cistrons Coding for the Structural Proteins". European Journal of Biochemistry. 73 (1): 39–55. doi:10.1111/j.1432-1033.1977.tb11290.x. 
  3. ^ Meijer, W. J. J.; Horcajadas, J. A.; Salas, M. (1 June 2001). "phi29 Family of Phages". Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. 65 (2): 261–287. doi:10.1128/MMBR.65.2.261-287.2001.