Family: Inoviridae

Genus: Vicialiavirus


Distinguishing features

Vibrio phage VCY is a phage of Vibrio cholerae, with virions about 1,800 nm long and 7 nm wide and a genome of 7,103 kb encoding 11 putative proteins. The phage is able to integrate into host DNA (Xue et al., 2012). 


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.