Fraction of bacteriophages mentioned in the literature that are Caudovirales

Value 96 %
Organism Bacteriophage
Reference Krupovic M, Prangishvili D, Hendrix RW, Bamford DH. Genomics of bacterial and archaeal viruses: dynamics within the prokaryotic virosphere. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2011 Dec75(4):610-35. doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00011-11 p.611 right column bottom paragraph and p.612 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID22126996
Primary Source [3] Ackermann HW. 5500 Phages examined in the electron microscope. Arch Virol. 2007 Feb152(2):227-43 DOI: 10.1007/s00705-006-0849-1PubMed ID17051420
Method Primary source abstract: ""Phages" include viruses of eubacteria and archaea. At least 5568 phages have been examined in the electron microscope since the introduction of negative staining in 1959."
Comments P.611 right column bottom paragraph: "The tailed dsDNA phages, classified in the order Caudovirales, are the viruses that most people associate with the term bacteriophage. They constitute >90% of the phages reported in the literature (primary source) and may also make up a majority of all bacteriophages in nature, although the jury is still out on the latter point." P.612 right column bottom paragraph: "As mentioned above, tailed phages represent the dominant morphotype among characterized bacterial viruses: of more than 5,500 prokaryotic viruses examined under an electron microscope by the end of 2006, 96% were tailed (primary source)." Primary source abstract: "Most virions (96%) are tailed."
Entered by Uri M
ID 116996