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Abstract

is a family of icosahedral, internal membrane-containing bacterial viruses with circular, single-stranded DNA genomes. The family includes the genus, , with the species, . Flavobacterium phage FLiP was isolated with its Gram-negative host bacterium from a boreal freshwater habitat in Central Finland in 2010. It is the first described single-stranded DNA virus with an internal membrane and shares minimal sequence similarity with other known viruses. The virion organization (pseudo =21 ) and major capsid protein fold (double-β-barrel) resemble those of Pseudoalteromonas phage PM2 (family ), which has a double-stranded DNA genome. A similar major capsid protein fold is also found in other double-stranded DNA viruses in the kingdom . This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) report on the family , which is available at ictv.global/report/finnlakeviridae.

Funding
This study was supported by the:
  • Wellcome Trust (Award WT108418AIA)
    • Principle Award Recipient: ICTV Consortium
  • Academy of Finland
    • Principle Award Recipient: Hanna M. Oksanen
  • Sigrid Juséliuksen Säätiö
    • Principle Award Recipient: Minna M. Poranen
  • Jane ja Aatos Erkon Säätiö
    • Principle Award Recipient: Minna M. Poranen
  • Jane ja Aatos Erkon Säätiö
    • Principle Award Recipient: Lotta-Riina Sundberg
  • Academy of Finland (Award 314939)
    • Principle Award Recipient: Lotta-Riina Sundberg
  • Academy of Finland (Award 321985)
    • Principle Award Recipient: Elina Laanto
  • Academy of Finland (Award 323426)
    • Principle Award Recipient: Sari Mäntynen
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