Notes on Genus: Plectrovirus

flexuous filaments

Type member: Acholeplasma phage MV-L51

Contents

Members of this Genus
General Description
Morphology
Electron Micrograph
Genome
Genus Genomic Organization
Genome Map
Type Member Genomic Organization
All Known Sequences
Curated Sequences

General Description

This is one of the genera in the family Inoviridae. Members are distinguished by having more or less rod-shaped particles and because they infect spiroplasmas.

Morphology

Virions are nearly straight, rod-shaped, 10-16 nm in diameter and 70-280 nm (or more) long. One end is rounded and the attachment end is more variable in morphology.

Genome

Monopartite, circular, positive sense, ssDNA, 4.5-8.5 kb in length.

Genus Genomic Organization

There are 4 ORFs, including the major capsid protein of about 19 kDa. In phage L1 these ORFs are:
  1. 12.2 kDa
  2. 18.7 kDa, probably the major capsid protein
  3. 23.3 kDa
  4. 30.9 kDa

Type Member Genomic Organization

There are no sequence data for the type member.