The terminase small subunit is in the right-hand arm of the genome. Example is gene 57 in TaylorSipht (cluster AS1). This gene has a strong hit to PDB 6Z6E_C, with 99.79 probability, 3.8e-18, and 100 columns aligned out of 160. Alignment is to the helix-turn-helix-turn-helix structure of "Terminase small subunit; genome packaging, bacteriophage, DNA binding, VIRAL PROTEIN; 1.4A {Enterobacteria phage HK97}".
Do not call two small terminases, nor assign terminase small subunit function to the early gene (example, gene 2 in TaylorSipht).
Edited 19 Jul, 2023 19:49