Interest of using a multi-protein analysis for phage classification when Portal sequence diverged more than other proteins of the head-neck-tail module. Four pairwise comparisons between the head-neck-tail modules of phages whose Portal proteins have significantly diverged with respect to other proteins of the head-neck-tail module. (A) Phage phi 4795, assigned to Type 1 Cluster 3, has a Portal sharing less than 25% identity with any other protein in Aclame database. Its TermL, Ne1, Tc1 and MTP proteins present a significantly higher conservation profile. In particular, compared with HK97, Ne1 and Tc1 share 76% and 49% identity with their homologs in phi 4795, respectively, while Portal only shares 22%. (B) Phage CJW1, assigned to Type 1 Cluster 4, has a Portal sharing less than 23% identity with any other protein in Aclame database. Proteins such as Hc1 or MTP share a higher conservation profile. In particular, they share 37% and 34% identity with Ne1 and Tc1 of phage Omega, respectively while the Portal only shares 18%. (C) Phage PaP3, assigned to Type 3, has a Portal sharing less than 17% identity with any of the other proteins of Aclame database. In contrast, its TermL diverged to a lesser extent sharing 35% identity with that of phage ST64T. (D) RM 378 is among the most divergent phages assigned to Type 2. Only an Ad2 protein could be detected when searching for its head-to-tail connection proteins. Although its Portal shares at most 22% identity with the closest Portal of other phages of Aclame, its Ad2 protein could be recognized with higher identity (27% identity with KVP40) providing stronger support for the assignment of this phage to the Type 2 category.