Genome Sequences of Bacteriophages cd2, cd3, and cd4, which Specifically Target Carnobacterium divergens
Zhang, P., Britton, A.P., Visser, K.A., Welke, C.A., Wassink, H., Prins, E., Yang, X., Martin-Visscher, L.A. (2021). Genome Sequences of Bacteriophages cd2, cd3, and cd4, which Specifically Target Carnobacterium divergens. Microbiology Resource Announcements, [online] 10(34), http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00636-21
Plain language summary
The role of carnobacteria in food spoilage is controversial. They are found in high numbers on chilled, vacuum packed meat and seem to be associated with long shelf life. There is very little research done on bacteriophages that infect canobacteria. This work reports on isolation and genome sequences of the bacteriophages that target carnobacteria. Information is important for selecting carobacteria strains as bioprotective cultures.
Carnobacteria have been implicated in food spoilage, but also in protection against pathogenic bacteria. We report the isolation and complete genome sequences of three bacteriophages (phages cd2, cd3, and cd4) that specifically target Carnobacterium divergens. The genome sizes are approximately 57 kbp and have limited homology to known enterococcal and streptococcal phages.