Range: ±7 nm
||Bacteriophage phiEF24C (host Enterococcus faecalis)
||Uchiyama J, Rashel M, Maeda Y, Takemura I, Sugihara S, Akechi K, Muraoka A, Wakiguchi H, Matsuzaki S. Isolation and characterization of a novel Enterococcus faecalis bacteriophage phiEF24C as a therapeutic candidate. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2008 Jan278(2):200-6.PubMed ID18096017
The dialyzed phage was fixed in 5% formalin, and was then negatively stained with 2% uranyl acetate (pH 4.0). Electron micrographs were taken with a Hitachi H-7100 transmission electron microscope at 100 kV.
||Morphology of phage phiEF24C:
phiEF24C was morphologically classified into the family Myoviridae, morphotype A1 (an icosahedral head and a long contractile sheathed tail) (Fig. 2). The head diameter was 93±7 nm (mean±SD) (n=15). The extended tail length was 204±9 nm (n=15), and the contracted sheath length was 106±11 nm (n=15).