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Table 2 Morphology of different Vibriophages

From: New Vibrio cholerae O1 Biotype ElTor bacteriophages

Phage Host Diameter of head (nm) Length of tail (nm) Thickness of tail (nm) Nature of tail Reference
AS1 VC O1 ElTor MAK 757 43.60 ± 2.34 85.21 ± 3.80 13.54 ± 0.91 Contractile tail Present study
AS2 VC O1 ElTor MAK 757 44.93 ± 1.35 123.88 ± 5.21 8.83 ± 0.43 Non-contractile tail) Present study
AS3 VC O1 ElTor MAK 757 90.1 ± 2.21 193.5 ± 14.5 22.8 ± 1.25 Contractile tail Present study
M4 (O1 ElTor typing phage) VC O1 ElTor MAK 757 97.7 ± 0.03 109.6 ± 0.2 18.2 ± 0.4 Contractile tail Chattopadhyay et al., 1993
D10 (O1 ElTor typing phage) VC O1 ElTor MAK 757 62.9 ± 0.06 101.4 ± 0.3 15.8 ± 0.4 Contractile tail Chattopadhyay et al., 1993
MAD-5 O139 typing phage VC O139 NPR-4 58.0 ± 2.7 141.2 ± 4.8 8.33 ± 0.4 Contractile tail Chakrabarti et al., 2000
VE-2 O139 typing phage VC O139 NPR-4 112.5 ± 1.8 204.0 ± 2.8 23.0 ± 0.2 Contractile tail Chakrabarti et al., 2000
Group II classical typing phage VC Classical 154 62.1 ± 3.1 & 65.5 ± 3.7 nm for the widest & narrowest sections 81.0 ± 3.2 16.6 ± 2.0 Contractile tail Chatterjee and Maiti, 1984
Group IV classical typing phage VC Classical 154 73.8 ± 3.3 & 83.6 ± 4.0 for the widest & narrowest sections 152.8 ± 8.2 10.7 ± 1.4 Non-contractile tail (Chatterjee and Maiti, 1984)
DR1 VC O26 77.5 ± 0.3 100.0 ± 0.6 19.0 ± 0.4 Contractile tail (Sarkar et al., 2004) [11]
DR2 VC O39 83.3 ± 0.3 111.0 ± 0.8 17.0 ± 0.5 Contractile tail (Sarkar et al., 2004)
ΦP15 VC O1 ElTor Inaba 52.9 ± 9.0 & 40.5 ± 9.5 for the widest & narrowest sections 105.4 ± 3.2 22.5 nm Contractile tail (Talledo et al., 2003)
  1. (VC stands for Vibrio cholerae)