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Keyword - Viral tail fiber protein (KW-1230)

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Viral fibrous protein part of the virion fiber, which is a thin long rod like structure, unique or multiple, appended to the tail of prokaryotic viruses and used for attachment to the host cell. Shorter appendages are called tail spikes (e.g. Podoviridae) or whiskers.


Cellular component

Gene Ontology


virus tail, fiber [ GO:0098024 ]


VirionViral tail proteinViral tail fiber proteinCellular component
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