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.