Sequence analysis of the Lactobacillus temperate phage Sha1

Bo Hyun Yoon, Se Hwan Jang, Hyo Ihl Chang

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Bacteriophage Sha1, a newly isolated temperate phage from a mitomycin-C-induced lysate of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from Kimchi, has an isometric head (58 nm × 60 nm) and a long tail (259 nm × 11 nm). The double-strand DNA genome of the phage Sha1 was 41,726 base pairs (bp) long, with a G+C content of 40. 61%. Bioinformatic analysis of Sha1 shows that this phage contains 58 putative open reading frames (ORFs). Sha1 can be classified as a member of the large family Siphoviridae by genomic structure and morphology. To our knowledge, this is the first report of genomic sequencing and characterization of temperate phage Sha1 from wild-type L. plantarum isolated from kimchi in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1681-1684
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of virology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sept

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Grant C00903 from the National Research Foundation of Korea.

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  • Virology


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