Typical genome length

Range ~10 µm
Organism Bacteriophage
Reference Inamdar MM, Gelbart WM, Phillips R. Dynamics of DNA ejection from bacteriophage. Biophys J. 2006 Jul 1591(2):411-20. p.411 left column top paragraphPubMed ID16679360
Comments P.411 left column top paragraph:"A crucial first step in the life cycle of most bacterial viruses (i.e., phage) involves binding of the virion to a receptor protein in the host cell membrane followed by injection of the phage DNA. The viral genome is typically ~10µm long, and its translocation from outside to inside the host cell is accomplished over times that vary from seconds to minutes."
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