Family: Inoviridae

Genus: Scuticavirus


Distinguishing features

Stenotrophomonas phage SMA6 is isolated from a Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strain Khak84, and has a genome of 7,648 bases. The genome encodes 11 proteins and can be integrated into the host genome (Petrova et al., 2014). 


See discussion under family description

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description


Members of the genus infect Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. 

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.