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Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Order: Caudovirales
Family: Podoviridae
Genus: Phieco32likevirus
Type species
Enterobacteria phage Phieco32

Phieco32-like viruses

Phieco32likevirus is a genus within the Podoviridae family. This genus was established based on a combination of morphological features and genome organization.


The type species, Enterobacteria phage Phieco32, has a relatively rare morphology, a C3 morphotype, with an elongated head (145 x 44 nm) and a short tail (13 nm) with short kinked tail fibers.

These phages are temperate and are capable of generalized transduction with lysogenic conversion, and can have very high burst sizes.