Genomic sequence of temperate phage TEM126 isolated from wild type S. aureus

Young Duck Lee, Hyo Ihl Chang, Jong Hyun Park

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Bacteriophage TEM126, a newly isolated temperate phage from a mitomycin-C-induced lysate of wild-type Staphylococcus aureus isolated from food, has an isometric head, a noncontractile tail, and a double-stranded DNA genome with a length of 33,540 bp and a G+C content of 33. 94%. Bioinformatics analysis of the phage genome revealed 44 putative open reading frames (ORFs). Predicted protein products of the ORFs were determined and described. Temperate phage TEM126 can be classified as a member of the family Siphoviridae by morphology and genome structure. Temperate phage TEM126 showed 84% similarity with Staphylococcus phage phiNM1. To our knowledge, this is the first report of genomic sequencing and characterization of temperate phage TEM126 from a wild-type S. aureus isolated from foods in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-720
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of virology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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