Siphoviridae


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Si·pho·vir·i·dae

(sī'fō-vir'i-dē),
A family of bacterial viruses with long, noncontractile tails and isometric or elongated heads, containing double-stranded DNA (MW 25-79 × 106); includes the λ temperate phage group and probably other genera.
[L. sipho, little tube, pipe, fr. G. siphōn, + virus]

Si·pho·vir·i·dae

(sif'ō-vir'i-dē)
A family of bacterial viruses with long, noncontractile tails and isometric or elongated heads, containing double-stranded DNA (MW 25-79 × 106); includes the λ temperate phage group and probably other genera.
[L. sipho, little tube, pipe, fr. G. siphōn, + virus]
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The phage [PHI] SH-56 had an icosahedral head, about 70 nm in diameter, and a 100-nm long tail, thus morphologically similar to phages belonging to Siphoviridae family