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Classification System: ICTV (2022 Release, MSL #38)

(Unranked): Virus
Group I: dsDNA
Ordo: Unassigned
Familia: Corticoviridae
Genus: Corticovirus




  • Harrison, S.C., Caspar, D.L., Camerini-Otero, R.D. & Franklin, R.M. 1971: Lipid and protein arrangement in bacteriophage PM2. Nat. New Biol., 229: 197–201.
  • Kiveld, H.M., Kalkkinen, N. & Bamford, D.H. 2002: Bacteriophage PM2 has a protein capsid surrounding a spherical lipid-protein core. J. Virol., 76: 8169–8178.
  • Männistö, R.H., Kivelä, H.M., Paulin, L., Bamford, D.H. & Bamford, J.K.H. 1999: The complete genome sequence of PM2, the first lipid-containing bacterial virus to be isolated. Virology, 262: 355–363.
  • Index of Viruses - Corticoviridae (2009). In: ICTVdB - The Universal Virus Database, version 4. Büchen-Osmond, C. (Ed), Columbia University, New York, USA. [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pseudoalteromonas bacteriophage PM2