Genome size

Range ~15 kb
Organism Bacteriophage Tectiviridae spp.
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.616 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID22126996
Primary Source [94] Grahn A. M., Butcher S. J., Bamford J. K., Bamford D. H. 2006. PRD1—dissecting the genome, structure and entry, p. 161–170. In Calendar R. (ed.), The bacteriophages, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, New York, NY
Comments P.616 left column 2nd paragraph: "The characteristic tectiviral virion consists of an icosahedral protein capsid, which covers a protein-rich membrane vesicle. The latter encloses a linear dsDNA genome of ∼15 kb (primary source). The genome possesses inverted terminal repeats and covalently attached terminal proteins that prime the genome replication carried out by the virus-encoded type B DNA polymerase. Tectiviruses can be divided into two groups: those infecting Gram-negative bacteria (exemplified by PRD1) and those of Gram-positive hosts (exemplified by Bam35)."
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