Mycobacterium phage Lilpipsqueak
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Detailed Information for Phage Lilpipsqueak
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Former namesHostflayer
Found ByEliza McCormick and Stan Skaria
Year Found2017
Location FoundPhiladelphia, PA United States of America
Finding InstitutionUniversity of the Sciences in Philadelphia
ProgramPhage Hunters Integrating Research and Education
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates39.944985 N, 75.208103 W Map
Discovery NotesDate: 09/07/2017
Time: 16:13
Temperature: 72 F
Depth: 3 cm
Moisture content: moist

Soil was found in an elevated planter. There is no foot traffic where the soil was found. Located in a suburban area. Had not rained in the past few days however the soil was still fairly moist the further down the soil was retrieved from. The surface from which the soil was obtained was level.

Cluster identified following DOGEMS via PCR with cluster-specific primers.
Naming NotesThis name is based on a television series called Stranger thing. In the show there was an "entity", named the mind flayer, which acted as a virus and caused destruction to other species in order to make itself stronger. Phages act very similarly to the mind flayer in the show. They take over hosts and use them to strengthen and produce more of themselves.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Other Cluster Members
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 47
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# C12
Available Files
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