Genome (circular dsDNA) size

Value 17.6 kb
Organism Archaeal virus Sulfolobus turreted icosahedral virus (STIV) 1
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.625 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID22126996
Primary Source [170] Maaty WS et al., Characterization of the archaeal thermophile Sulfolobus turreted icosahedral virus validates an evolutionary link among double-stranded DNA viruses from all domains of life. J Virol. 2006 Aug80(15):7625-35 DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00522-06 [234] Rice G et al., The structure of a thermophilic archaeal virus shows a double-stranded DNA viral capsid type that spans all domains of life. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 May 18 101(20):7716-20 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0401773101PubMed ID16840341, 15123802
Method Primary source [170] abstract: "Sulfolobus turreted icosahedral virus (STIV), isolated from a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park, was the first icosahedral virus with an archaeal host to be described. Here [investigators] present a detailed characterization of the components forming this unusual virus. Using a proteomics-based approach, [they] identified nine viral and two host proteins from purified STIV particles." Primary source [234] abstract: "[Investigators] report here the structure of a hyperthermophilic virus isolated from an archaeal host found in hot springs in Yellowstone National Park."
Comments P.625 right column 3rd paragraph: "STIV-like viruses: The overall virion organization of Sulfolobus turreted icosahedral virus (STIV) resembles that of bacterial tectiviruses and corticoviruses (Fig. 6). The STIV virion consists of an icosahedrally organized proteinaceous capsid that surrounds a protein-rich lipid membrane enclosing the circular dsDNA genome of 17.6 kb (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117004