Archives of Virology

, Volume 142, Issue 7, pp 1381-1390

First online:

Taxonomic changes in tailed phages of enterobacteria

  • H. -W. AckermannAffiliated withFélix d’Hérelle Reference Center for Bacterial Viruses, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
  • , M. S. DuBowAffiliated withDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • , M. GershmanAffiliated withDepartment of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, U.S.A.
  • , B. Karska-WysockiAffiliated withDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • , S. S. KasatiyaAffiliated withOntario Public Health Laboratory, Ottawa, and Department of Microbiology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • , M. J. LoessnerAffiliated withForschungszentrum für Milch and Lebensmittel Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany
  • , M. D. Mamet-BratleyAffiliated withDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • , M. ReguéAffiliated withDepartment de Microbiologia y Parasitologia Sanitàries, Divisiò de Ciències de la Salut, Facultat de Farmiàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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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.