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Keyword - Viral tail sheath protein (KW-1229)

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Definition

Viral protein part of the virion tail sheath of prokaryotic viruses. The tail sheath is an external contractile envelope wrapping the tail tube in some viruses (e.g. Myoviridae).

Category

Cellular component

Gene Ontology

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GOi

virus tail, sheath [ GO:0098027 ]

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VirionViral genome ejection through host cell envelopeVirus entry into host cellMolecular functionViral contractile tail ejection systemViral penetration into host cytoplasmViral tail proteinViral tail sheath proteinCellular componentBiological process
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