Mycobacterium phage BaboJay
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Detailed Information for Phage BaboJay
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByRethabile leqhaoe
Year Found2014
Location FoundDurban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South-Africa
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Kwazulu-Natal
ProgramMycobacterial Genetics Course, Durban, South Africa
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates29.81802 S, 30.94418 E Map
Discovery NotesFound in a garden on the university of Kwa-zulu Natal, in a garden of flower, to obtain the sample, I dug the superficial soil layer, the soil was therefore dry. The garden has a tree nearby.
the sample has been purified three times
Naming NotesThe phage is named for my little sister, Nts'ebo Josette. we nicknamed her Babo, hence the first part of the name, the second part is the initial letter of her middle name(Josette), subsequently giving BaboJay... I named the phage after her because of the halo plaque morphologies, it deserved to be named after an angel...
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedOct 1, 2015
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Approximate Shotgun Coverage1770
Genome length (bp)76377
Character of genome ends3' Sticky Overhang
Overhang Length9 bases
Overhang SequenceCGCTTGTCA
GC Content62.9%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Other Cluster Members
Annotation StatusBeing Annotated (Expected completion by 9/1/2018)
Plaque Notesthe plaque had a clear zone, surrounded by a very turbid circular zone, finished off by a lightly turbid center, giving off a halo appearance.
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 7
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# C8
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload