Genomic characterization of bacteriophage pEt-SU, a novel phiKZ-related virus infecting Edwardsiella tarda
A bacteriophage infecting Edwardsiella tarda (named pEt-SU) was isolated from freshwater collected in Chung-ju, South Korea. The whole genome of pEt-SU was 276,734 bp in length, representing the first giant phage infecting Edwardsiella reported to date. A total of 284 putative open reading frames were predicted and annotated. Morphology and genome analyses verified that pEt-SU may be distantly related to the phiKZ-like phages, a well-known giant myovirus. The findings in this study provide new insights into the phages infecting E. tarda ads well as fundamental data for the study of giant phages.
This research was supported by the Cooperative Research Program of the Center for Companion Animal Research (PJ0139852019) of the Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea, and the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Education (2017R1C1B2004616).
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