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Keyword - Viral tail tube protein (KW-1228)

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Viral protein part of the virion tail tube of prokaryotic viruses such as Caudovirales. The tail tube is the channel for DNA ejection into the host cytoplasm and can be wrapped in an external contractile envelope in some viruses (e.g. Myoviridae). Also called tail shaft in some Siphoviridae.


Cellular component

Gene Ontology


virus tail, tube [ GO:0098026 ]


VirionViral genome ejection through host cell envelopeVirus entry into host cellViral penetration into host cytoplasmViral tail proteinViral tail tube proteinCellular componentBiological process
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