Term Information

Accession
GO:0098024
Name
virus tail, fiber
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
bacteriophage tail fiber
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The fibrous region of the virus tail used to scan, recognize and attach to the host cell. Source: GOC:bm
Comment
For tailed bacteriophages, fibers typically bind to particular Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), polysaccharide or protein receptors on the cell surface.
History
See term history for GO:0098024 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of virus tail, fiber (GO:0098024)
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virus tail, fiber [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  virus tail (GO:0098015)
virus tail, fiber [is_a relation] is_a  virion part (GO:0044423)

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