A novel virulent enterobacteria phage, 4MG, which was isolated from soil near a sewer, belongs to the family Myoviridae, as it possesses an isometric head and a long contractile tail. The complete genome of 4MG consists of a double-stranded DNA with a length of 148,567 bp, a G + C content of 46.3 %, 271 open reading frames (ORFs), and 21 tRNAs. Bioinformatic analysis revealed that 4MG highly resembles “rV5-like viruses” but can be separated, together with Salmonella phage PVP-SE1 and Cronobacter sakazakii phage vB_CsaM_GAP31, as part of the subgroup “PVP-SE1-like phage”.
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