Genomic analysis of bacteriophage ESP2949-1, which is virulent for Cronobacter sakazakii

Young Duck Lee, Jin Young Kim, Jong Hyun Park, Hyo Ihl Chang

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Virulent phage ESP2949-1, which was isolated from sewage, has an icosahedral head, a contractile tail, and a double-stranded DNA genome with a length of 49,116 bp with 50. 09% G+C content. Phage ESP2949-1 showed 3% similarity to enterobacteria phage TLS. Bioinformatics analysis of the phage genome revealed 43 putative open reading frames (ORFs). Predicted protein products of the ORFs were determined and described. Based on its morphology, phage ESP2949-1 can be classified as a member of the family Myoviridae. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the genomic sequence and characterization of phage ESP2949-1 isolated from sewage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of virology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

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This research was supported financially by Korea Institute of Planning and Evolution for Biotechnology of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, funded by the Korean Government (108147-02-1-SB010).

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  • Virology


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