Complete Genome Sequences of Three phi29-Like Bacillus cereus Group Podoviridae

Genome Announc. 2017 Jul 20;5(29):e00701-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00701-17.


Three double-stranded DNA phi29-like Bacillus cereus group bacteriophages, BeachBum, Harambe, and SerPounce, were identified and characterized. BeachBum and Harambe are closely related but are remarkably different from previously identified phi29-like phages. SerPounce is substantially closer to other phi29-like phages, enabling the identification of its prohead RNA (pRNA) gene.