Archives of Virology

, Volume 157, Issue 4, pp 733–738 | Cite as

Genetic characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriophage KPP10

  • Jumpei Uchiyama
  • Mohammad Rashel
  • Iyo Takemura
  • Shin-ichiro Kato
  • Takako Ujihara
  • Asako Muraoka
  • Shigenobu Matsuzaki
  • Masanori Daibata
Brief Report


Bacteriophage (phage) KPP10 has been used in experimental phage therapies directed against P. aeruginosa infections. To examine the eligibility of phage KPP10 as a therapeutic phage, its genome was analyzed. The genomic DNA was shown to be 88,322 bp long, with 158 open reading frames (ORFs), and three tRNA genes were predicted. No ORF-encoded pathogenicity or lysogenization factor was predicted. A comparative genomic analysis revealed that phage KPP10, together with phage PAK_P3, can be grouped as a new type of lytic phage infecting P. aeruginosa. Phage KPP10 is considered to be suitable for therapeutic purposes because it is a lytic phage without ORF-encoded pathogenicity or a lysogenization factors.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bacteriophage Therapeutic phage Genomes 



We thank Mr. Shingo Sakurai for his technical support, and thank the Science Research Center, Kochi, Japan, for its experimental support. This study was funded by a Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Startup (no. 22890129), Kochi System Glycobiology Center, Kochi, Japan, and the Center of Biomembrane Functions Controlling Biological Systems, Kochi, Japan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jumpei Uchiyama
    • 1
  • Mohammad Rashel
    • 1
  • Iyo Takemura
    • 1
  • Shin-ichiro Kato
    • 2
  • Takako Ujihara
    • 3
  • Asako Muraoka
    • 4
  • Shigenobu Matsuzaki
    • 1
  • Masanori Daibata
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Infection, Faculty of MedicineKochi UniversityNankokuJapan
  2. 2.Research Institute of Molecular GeneticsKochi UniversityNankokuJapan
  3. 3.Science Research CenterKochi UniversityNankokuJapan
  4. 4.Kochi Gakuen CollegeKochiJapan

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