Archives of Virology

, Volume 163, Issue 7, pp 1997–2000 | Cite as

Complete genome sequence analysis of PS2, a novel T4-like bacteriophage that infects Serratia marcescens clinical isolates

  • Tieshan Teng
  • Gai Zhang
  • Xiangyu Fan
  • Zhenjiang Zhang
  • Lei Zhang
  • Dongdong Wu
  • Songjian Chen
  • Yanzhang LiEmail author
  • Jing JinEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


In this study, we isolated and characterized a lytic phage, named vB_SmaM_PS2 (abbreviated as PS2), which can infect Serratia marcescens clinical isolates. Morphologically, phage PS2 can be classified within the Myoviridae family. The 167,276 bp double-stranded DNA genome of PS2 possesses 41.7% GC content. A total of 276 protein-coding genes and 4 tRNA genes were predicted in the PS2 genome. Of the 276 genes, 131 (47%) encoded T4-like genes, most of which are DNA replication and virion structural genes. Therefore, phage PS2 should be a new member of the T4-like Serratia phage.



The Natural Science Foundation of Education Department of Henan Province under Grant 17A310015.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical Informatics, School of Basic Medical SciencesHenan UniversityKaifengChina
  2. 2.Department of Pathogen Biology and ImmunologyHenan Medical CollegeZhengzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Biological Science and TechnologyUniversity of JinanJinanChina

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