||Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses of Cyanobacteria.
Safferman, R. S. ;
Cannon, R. E. ;
Desjardins, P. R. ;
Gromov, B. V. ;
Haselkorn, R. ;
||Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Blue green algae
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The Study Group finds it appropriate that viruses which have as their host cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) should be grouped within the well-categorized families of the bacterial viruses. Thus, the term cyanophage is adopted as a synonym for the vernacular name BGA virus (BGAV) originally given to this virus type(l). Where the nucleic acid and structural components of cyanophages have been characterized, all possess a single piece of double-stranded DNA and the characteristic head-tail morphology of the bacteriophage.