Current Microbiology

, Volume 75, Issue 5, pp 574–579 | Cite as

Complete Genome Sequence of a Novel T7-Like Bacteriophage from a Pasteurella multocida Capsular Type A Isolate

  • Yibao Chen
  • Erchao Sun
  • Jiaoyang Song
  • Lan Yang
  • Bin Wu


A novel virulent bacteriophage, vB_PmuP_PHB02 (phage PHB02), infecting Pasteurella multocida capsular type A strains, was isolated from wastewater from a swine farm in China. Phage PHB02 has a linear double-stranded DNA genome consisting of 38,670 base pairs (bp), with a G+C content of 40.8% and a 127-bp terminal redundancy. Forty-eight putative open reading frames were identified, and no transfer RNA-encoding genes were detected. The morphology and genomic structure of phage PHB02 resemble those of T7-like phages belonging to the family Podoviridae, of the order Caudovirales. Phage PHB02 was stable over a wide range of temperatures (4–50 °C) and pH values (5.0–9.0), and lysed 30 of the 31 capsular-type-A P. multocida strains tested. Phage PHB02 had no effect on other bacterial species or on P. multocida strains belonging to capsular types D or F.



This study was funded by Research projects of agricultural public welfare industry of China (201403054) and National Science supported planning projects of Hubei Province of China (2014BBB010).

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I would like to declare on behalf of my co-authors that we have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yibao Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Erchao Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jiaoyang Song
    • 1
  • Lan Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bin Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary MedicineHuazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.The Cooperative Innovation Center for Sustainable Pig ProductionHuazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanChina

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