Family: Chaseviridae

Genus: Shantouvirus


Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect Aeromonas hydrophila. The first and only isolate to be described was Aeromonas phage ZPAH14. No terminal repeats were reported in the genome of this virus. The Aeromonas phage ZPAH14 genome is 57.4 kbp (56.8% G+C) and encodes 71 proteins and one tRNA. 

Species demarcation criteria

There is only one species in the genus. Members of this species are more than 95% identical in genome nucleotide sequence, including the terminal repeat region. Viruses with genomes that differ by more than 5% will be assigned to different species.