Diameter of cyanomyovirus

Value 86 nm
Organism Cyanophage MA-LMM01 (Microcystis aeruginosa)
Reference Yoshida T, Takashima Y, Tomaru Y, Shirai Y, Takao Y, Hiroishi S, Nagasaki K. Isolation and characterization of a cyanophage infecting the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Feb72(2):1239-47PubMed ID16461672
Method Transmission electron microscopy (TEM): An aliquot of the clonal phage suspension was absorbed onto carbon-coated copper grids, stained with 2% uranium acetate, and observed at 80 kV using a JEOL JEM-1010 transmission electron microscope. The virion size was estimated from the negatively stained images.
Comments The head was 86 nm in diameter, and the tail complex consisted of a central tube (width, 9 nm) and a contractile sheath (width, 24 nm length, 209 nm) that contracted to a length of 90 nm.
Entered by Uri M
ID 104845