Archives of Virology

, Volume 142, Issue 7, pp 1381–1390

Taxonomic changes in tailed phages of enterobacteria


  • H. -W. Ackermann
    • Félix d’Hérelle Reference Center for Bacterial Viruses, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
  • M. S. DuBow
    • Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • M. Gershman
    • Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, U.S.A.
  • B. Karska-Wysocki
    • Department of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • S. S. Kasatiya
    • Ontario Public Health Laboratory, Ottawa, and Department of Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • M. J. Loessner
    • Forschungszentrum für Milch and Lebensmittel Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany
  • M. D. Mamet-Bratley
    • Department of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • M. Regué
    • Department de Microbiologia y Parasitologia Sanitàries, Divisiò de Ciències de la Salut, Facultat de Farmiàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

DOI: 10.1007/s007050050167

Cite this article as:
Ackermann, H.-., DuBow, M.S., Gershman, M. et al. Arch. Virol. (1997) 142: 1381. doi:10.1007/s007050050167


Out of 136 new phages, 80 (59%) are classified into 23 species according to morphology and physicochemical properties. Six new species are described and species b4, from a previous classification scheme, is renamed T1. The morphology of 36 phage species is schematically represented.

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