Family: Herelleviridae

Subfamily: Jasinkavirinae


Distinguishing features

The subfamily only includes one genus. Members generally infect Listeria monocytogenes strains and have genomes of 131–138 kbp (Carlton et al., 2005, Peters et al., 2019, Barylski et al., 2020, Song et al., 2021).

Genus demarcation criteria

The single genus in the Jasinkavirinae is a well-supported monophyletic clade in genome-based phylogenies and in (concatenated) marker gene phylogenies. Members of this genus share at least 60% nucleotide identity across the genome length, a conserved genome organisation and infect members of the same bacterial genus.