Bacteriophage T3 (Phage T3, T3) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-15016 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 12 Jun 2006 last updated: 27 Feb 2014
Organism information
Bacteriophage T3
Kingdom Viruses
Order Caudovirales
Family Podoviridae
Genus T7-like viruses
Species Bacteriophage T3
  • Enterobacteria phage T3
  • Phage T3
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  • T3
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Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
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Bacteriophages, like bacteria, are very common in all natural environments and are directly related to the numbers of bacteria present. They are thus very common in soil and have shaped the evolution of bacteria.
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  • Research
Additional Information
Enterobacteria phage T3 is a bacteriophage that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.  It is in the genus T7-like Phages, of the family podoviridae (characterized by short, non-contractile tails).
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