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Identification of five novel tectiviruses in Bacillus strains: analysis of a highly variable region generating genetic diversity

Jalasvuori, Matti; Palmu, Saara; Gillis, Annika; Kokko, Hanna; Mahillon, Jacques; Bamford, Jaana K.H.; Fornelos, Nadine


Our biosphere is abundant with unique and small genes for which no homologs are known. These genes, often referred to as orphans or ORFans, are commonly found in bacteriophage genomes but their origins remain unclear. We discovered five novel tectivirus-like genetic elements by screening more than five-hundred Bacillus strains. A highly variable region (HVR) of these viruses was shown to harbor ORFans in most of these otherwise well-conserved bacteriophages. Previous studies demonstrated that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Research in Microbiology
DOI: 10.1016/j.resmic.2012.10.011


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