name: virus tail, baseplate
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def: "Multiprotein component at the distal (head) end of the virus tail to which fibers of tailed viruses may be attached." [GOC:bm]
comment: Tail fibers are often attached to the baseplate of Caudovirales (tailed bacteriophages with dsDNA genomes). Sometimes referred to as the tail tip or tip structure in Siphoviridae.
synonym: "bacteriophage baseplate" NARROW [GOC:bm]
synonym: "tail structure" RELATED [GOC:bm]
synonym: "tail tip" RELATED [GOC:bm]
is_a: GO:0044423 ! virion component
relationship: part_of: GO:0098015 ! virus tail
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