Family

Bacteriophage tail attachment protein FII (IPR008018)

Short name: Phage_tail_attach_FII

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

The phage head-tail attachment protein is required for the joining of phage heads and tails at the last step of morphogenesis [PMID: 12083526]. FII is incorporated into the base vertex of DNA-filled heads to facilitate head-tail joining and may determine the specificity of tail attachment. There are 5-6 copies of protein FII per mature phage.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0019068 virion assembly

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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