Family: Inoviridae

Genus: Capistrivirus


Distinguishing features

Vibrio phage KSF1, the exemplar isolate of the species Vibrio virus KSF, is a virus of V. cholerae that uses MSHA type pili IV as receptors. Its genome contains 7,107 nucleotides, encoding 14 proteins. The virions are 1,200 nm in length and 7 nm in width (Faruque et al., 2005). 


See discussion under family description

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description


Members of the genus infect Vibrio cholerae.  

Species demarcation criteria

There is only one species in the genus. Members of additional species will be >5% different in the DNA sequence of their genomes as assessed using the BLASTn algorithm.