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Table 1 Overview of signature genes (SiGs) identified amongst eight core T7-like phage genomes in the PhiSiGns case study

From: PhiSiGns: an online tool to identify signature genes in phages and design PCR primers for examining phage diversity

# of phages # of SiGs Functional roles
8 24 DNA polymerase, RNA polymerase, primase/helicase, ssDNA binding protein, ligase, packaging protein A, exonuclease, endonuclease, terminase, RNA polymerase inhibitor, phage capsid and scaffold, portal connector protein, tail fiber, internal core proteins, holins, lysins, unknown phage proteins
7 3 endopeptidases, unknown phage proteins
6 6 kinase, ssDNA binding protein, dGTPase, unknown phage proteins
5 6 nuclease, lipoprotein, unknown phage proteins
4 3 primase/helicase, unknown phage proteins
3 4 adenosylmethionine hydrolase, unknown phage proteins
2 12 endonuclease, unknown phage proteins