Members of this subfamily infect Aeromonas and Shewanella sp. Virus genomes are, on average, 52 kbp (51.9 %G+C) and encode 68 proteins.
At the protein level, CoreGenes 5.0 analysis (https://coregenes.ngrok.io/ ), which employs a bidirectional best hit approach, identified 35 proteins common to all members of the subfamily, representing 51.5% of the viral proteome. These included: major capsid protein, terminase large subunit, DNA ligase, 5′-3′ exonuclease, DNA primase/helicase, DNA polymerase, RNA polymerase, and cell wall hydrolase.
Genus demarcation criteria
Genera in the family Chaseviridae are well-supported monophyletic clades by VIRIDIC clustering and in (concatenated) marker gene phylogenies. Members of a genus share at least 70% nucleotide identity across the genome. Members of the same genus generally infect members of the same bacterial genus.