Part of the virion that may be used to recognize, attach and inject the viral genome and accessory proteins into the host cell.
Many bacteriophages with dsDNA genomes, or Caudovirales, have a tail. The viral tail can be short (Podoviridae), long and non-contractile (Siphoviridae) or long and contractile (Myoviridae). The tail is the channel through which the phage genome is injected into the host bacterial cell.
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This table lists all terms that are direct descendants (child terms) of GO:0098015: