• Complete genome analysis of the newly isolated Shigella sonnei phage vB SsoM Z31

    1 month ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    This work describes the characterization and genome annotation of the newly isolated lytic phage vB SsoM Z31 , isolated from wastewater samples collected in Dalian, China. Transmission electron microscopy revealed that phage Z31 belongs to the family Myoviridae , order Caudovirales. This phage specifically infects Shigella sonnei , Shigella dysenteriae , and Escherichia coli. The genome of the phage Z31 is an 89,355-bp-long dsDNA molecule with a G+C content of 38.87%. It was predicted to contain 133 ORFs and encode 24 tRNAs. No homologs of virulence factor genes or antimicrobial...
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  • Characterization and genome sequence of the genetically unique Escherichia bacteriophage vB EcoM IME392

    1 month ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    In this study, a novel Escherichia coli -specific bacteriophage, vB EcoM IME392, was isolated from chicken farm sewage in Qingdao, China. The genome of IME392 was found by next-generation sequencing to be 116,460 base pairs in length with a G+C content of 45.4%. BLASTn results revealed that only 2% of the genome sequence of IME392 shows sequence similarity to known phage sequences in the GenBank database, which indicates that IME392 is a novel bacteriophage. Transmission electron microscopy showed that IME392 belongs to the family Myoviridae. The host range, the multiplicity of...
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