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Category:GO:0098015 ! virus tail

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DAG for GO:0098015id: GO:0098015

name: virus tail
namespace: cellular_component
def: "Part of the virion that may be used to recognize, attach and inject the viral genome and accessory proteins into the host cell." [GOC:bm]
comment: 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.
synonym: "bacteriophage tail" NARROW [GOC:bm]
synonym: "viral tail" RELATED [GOC:bf]
is_a: GO:0044423 ! virion component

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0098015</GOterm>
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