Family: Inoviridae

Genus: Staminivirus


Distinguishing features

Stenotrophomonas phage SMA9 was isolated from the strain c5 of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and its genome consists of 6,907 bases and encodes 7 proteins (Hagemann et al., 2006). 


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.