Myoviridae


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Myoviridae

[‚mī·ə′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of linear double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid-containing bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) characterized by a contractile tail and an elongated (or icosahedral) head, a well-known genus is the T even phage, which contains coliphage T2.
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Characterization and partial genomic analysis of a lytic Myoviridae bacteriophage against Staphylococcus aureus isolated from dairy cows with mastitis in Mid-east of China.
Tailed phages are the most abundant group among reported phages and represent 96% of the total; within this group 61% belong to Siphoviridae family, 25% to Myoviridae and 14.
Consequently, the phages were classified as belonging to family Myoviridae (group A).
The phage, which belongs to the Myoviridae family of bacteriophages, was able to lyse 28 of 30 E.
El orden Caudovirales esta conformado por tres familias: Myoviridae, con cola rigida, larga y contractil; Siphoviridae, cola no contractil, larga y flexible, y Podoviridae, cola no contractil y corta (Monk et al.