Table 1

Summary of physical dimensions and genomic characteristics of six phiCbK-like bacteriophages of C. crescentus
Feature Phage isolate
phiCbk Magneto Swift Kanma Rogue Colossus
Head length (nm)a 205 (±2) 211 (±3) 219 (±6) 205 (±3) 205 (±9) 292 (±4)
Head width (nm)a 56 (±2) 58 (±2) 63 (±2) 61 (±2) 60 (±1) 65 (±5)
Tail length (nm)a 300 (±8) 293 (±5) 295 (±4) 314 (±10) 319 (±12) 336 (±9)
Unit genome (bp) 205,423 208,983 209,245 211,574 213,399 279,967
Terminal repeat (bp) 10,287 9,946 9,971 10,254 10,321 ~16,700b
GC content 66.2% 66.6% 66.1% 66.2% 66.6% 62.2%
No. protein-coding genes 318 328 325 333 331 448
No. unique genesc 1 3 2 4 61 307
No. tRNA genes 26 27 27 26 23 28

aPhage physical dimensions are the means of measurements of five virions, bracketed values after each dimension indicate standard deviations.

bOne boundary of the terminal repeat in Colossus is indistinct, thus the repeat length is approximate.

cProtein-coding genes that were not detected in any of the other 5 phiCbK-like phage genomes sequenced.

Gill et al.

Gill et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:542   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-542

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