Current Microbiology, Vol.75, No.12, 1619-1625, 2018
Isolation and Complete Genome Sequence of a Novel Marinobacter Phage B23
We used the double-agar layer method to isolate a novel Marinobacter marina bacteriophage, B23, from the surface water sample of the Bohai sea of China. There is some work to better understand the phage. The result of transmission electron microscopy revealed that B23 belongs to the family Siphoviridae with a head of 80nm in diameter and a tail of 230nm. Microbiological characterization evidenced that phage B23 is stable at the temperatures from -25 to 60 degrees C, and showed vigorous vitality at pH between 4.0 and 12.0. One-step growth experiment showed that it had a longer latent period and higher lysis efficiency. Furthermore, the complete genome of B23 was sequenced and analyzed, which consists of a 35132bp DNA with a G+C content of 59.8% and 50 putative open reading frames. The genome was divided into five parts, consisting of DNA replication and regulation, phage packaging, phage structure, host lysis and hypothetical protein.