Mycobacterium phage Seppuku
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Detailed Information for Phage Seppuku
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByGilbert Onu
Year Found2016
Location FoundProvidence, RI United States
Finding InstitutionBrown University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesFrom my professor's vegetable garden.
Naming NotesDuring WWII, Japanese soldiers fought to the death, committing seppuku to avoid being captured alive and refusing to even risk revealing their secrets.
My phage seemed especially resistant to revealing itself. A nanodrop test failed due to low titer, and plaques even disappeared during one series of plating.
In spite of this, I enjoyed the challenge of working with this phage, and with further work, it will surely lose the war.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives