HER Number
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Name Morphotype
G A1 (Myophage)
Order Family Genus Species
Donellivirus Donellivirus gee
Other designations

Electron Micrograph
Magnification: 297,000X
Bar: 100 nm
Staining: UA
Restriction profile

Characteristics Complete genome sequence
Veiled plaques of 1 mm.
Largest phage known.
Unique morphology (spring-like spiral around sheath).
Genome of 750 kb, DNA glucosylated.

Propagation conditions
Host strain HER
Temp. Medium Aerobic/Anaerobic Agitation Others
30ºC TSA Mn++ and Mg++

Original reference
Donelli, G., F. Guglielmi, and L. Paoletti. 1972. Structure and physico-chemical properties of bacteriophage G. I. Arrangement of protein subunits and contraction process of tail sheath. J. Mol. Biol. 71: 113-125.

Ageno, M., G. Donelli, and F. Guglielmi. 1973. Structure and physico-chemical properties of bacteriophage G. II. The shape and symetry of the capsid. Micron 4: 376-403.

Also held in the ATCC collection : no. 43725-B1.
Does not resist lyophilization.

Received from Date
Prof. Walton L. Fangman
Department of Genetics, SK 50
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Isolé par Date
G. Donelli
Physics Laboratory
Istituto Superiore de Sanit�, Rome
Received from Date
Prof. Gianfranco Donelli
Laboratorio di Ultrastructura
Istituto Superiore di Sanit�
Viale Regina Elena, 299
00161 Roma, Italy
Before 1978
Original source
Lysate of B. megaterium phage a

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