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A suggested classification for two groups of Campylobacter myoviruses

Javed, Muhammad Afzal; Ackermann, Hans-Wolfgang; Azeredo, Joana; Carvalho, Carla M.; Connerton, Ian; Evoy, Stephane; Hammerl, Jens Andr�; Hertwig, Stefan; Lavigne, Rob; Singh, Amit; Szymanski, Christine M.; Timms, Andrew; Kropinski, Andrew M.


Muhammad Afzal Javed

Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann

Joana Azeredo

Carla M. Carvalho

Northern Foods Professor of Food Safety

Stephane Evoy

Jens Andr� Hammerl

Stefan Hertwig

Rob Lavigne

Amit Singh

Christine M. Szymanski

Andrew Timms

Andrew M. Kropinski


Most Campylobacter bacteriophages isolated to date have long contractile tails and belong to the family Myoviridae. Based on their morphology, genome size and endonuclease restriction profile, Campylobacter phages were originally divided into three groups. The recent genome sequencing of seven virulent campylophages reveal further details of the relationships between these phages at the genome organization level. This article details the morphological and genomic features among the campylophages, investigates their taxonomic position, and proposes the creation of two new genera, the "Cp220likevirus" and "Cp8unalikevirus" within a proposed subfamily, the "Eucampyvirinae".


Javed, M. A., Ackermann, H., Azeredo, J., Carvalho, C. M., Connerton, I., Evoy, S., …Kropinski, A. M. (2014). A suggested classification for two groups of Campylobacter myoviruses. Archives of Virology, 159(1), 181-190.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 2, 2013
Online Publication Date Jul 24, 2013
Publication Date 2014-01
Deposit Date Oct 27, 2018
Journal Archives of Virology
Print ISSN 0304-8608
Electronic ISSN 1432-8798
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 159
Issue 1
Pages 181-190
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