Family: Inoviridae

Genus: Primolicivirus


Distinguishing features

Members of the species Pseudomonas virus Pf1, have virions of about 2,000 × 7 nm (Goldbourt et al., 2010), a genome of 7,349 bases and encode 14 proteins (Hill et al., 1991).  Pseudomonas phage Pf1 was isolated from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PAK, adheres to type IV pili and persists extra-chromosomally. 


See discussion under family description

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description


Members of the genus infect Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 

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.