TABLE 2.

Brief descriptions of the known microvirid proteins (20)

ProteinFunction
APhage DNA replication
A*Unessential; may be involved in terminating host cell DNA replication
BInternal scaffolding protein
CInitiates production of single-stranded phage genomes and their concomitant packaging into procapsids
DExternal scaffolding protein
EHost cell lysis
FMajor capsid protein
GMajor spike protein
HMinor spike protein; DNA pilot protein
JDNA binding protein
KUnessential; unknown function