Mycobacterium phage Gattaca
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Detailed Information for Phage Gattaca
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByDylan Katon & Jordan Drouin
Year Found2014
Location FoundMachias, ME United States
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maine, Machias
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates44.555822 N, 67.863971 W Map
Discovery NotesFound in a soil sample from Milbridge, ME. Soil collected from salty dog farm. Soil was collected from the remnants of a compost pile from 2013. The top layer of the compost was removed to expose the wet compost underneath. The sample was taken from this pile which had a dark brown color and an even consistency of fine soil.
Naming NotesPhage named after the movie Gattaca. Plot of movie was about having perfect DNA and thus being listed as "valid".
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedJan 18, 2015
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage1647
Genome length (bp)65237
Character of genome ends3' Sticky Overhang
Overhang Length11 bases
Overhang SequenceGCGCGCAGCGC
GC Content63.3%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleLytic
Other Cluster Members
Annotation StatusBeing Annotated (Expected completion by 5/15/2018)
Plaque NotesPhage created small 1mm plaques. Plaques were clear.
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Available Files
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload