Complete genome sequence of SRT8, a novel T1-like Escherichia coli bacteriophage
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In this study, an Escherichia coli virulent phage, SRT8, was isolated from sewage sludge samples collected from Jinan, Shandong Province, China. The genome of phage SRT8 consists of 49,579 bp with 47.83% G+C content. The phage genome contains 84 putative protein-coding genes, and no rRNA or tRNA genes. Comparative genomics analysis showed that the E. coli phage SRT8 is a member of a new species and belongs to the subfamily Tunavirinae, which includes T1-like phages.
This study was funded by National Natural Science Foundation (Grant numbers 31600148, 31100088, and 31600066), Shandong Excellent Young Scientist Award Fund (Grant number BS2014YY031), Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (ZR2016CB20), Shandong Province Science and Technology Development Plan (Grant number 2013GSF12006); Foundation of University of Jinan (Grant numbers XBS1519, and XKY1633).
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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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