Mycobacterium phage Bacman
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Detailed Information for Phage Bacman
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByHannah Snyder
Year Found2016
Location FoundMoscow, ID United States of America
Finding InstitutionWashington State University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates46.790792 N, 116.963838 W Map
Discovery NotesSample was taken near the southeastern corner of a compost pile that is a mixture of horse manure, wood shaving, and dried grasses. Sample was not directly from pile but from the soil walls in contact with the compost from a depth of about 3 inches. Soil was moist with mild clumping but not muddy.

Naming NotesPhages consume bacteria (what looks like clumps, or little matza balls sometimes), so I named it "Bacman" because it was pretty large and round and reminded me of the classic arcade game character that also consumes little globular stuff.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesBacman/

Additional Info

Bacman was chosen for the HTL plaque assay because of consistent size and morphology.


Opaque and smudged
Slightly transparent, edges smudged
Slightly transparent, edges smudged
HTL plaque assay, size and morphology remained the same.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 46
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# D6
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload