Mycobacterium phage Stark
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Detailed Information for Phage Stark
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByJohn Park
Year Found2012
Location FoundBaltimore, MD USA
Finding InstitutionJohns Hopkins University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesThe soil used was from a tomato plant patch. It was relatively wet. It also had various insects living in the patch.
Naming NotesThe name stark comes from one of my favorite tv series, the Game of Thrones.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedFeb 6, 2013
Sequencing FacilityVirginia Commonwealth University Nucleic Acids Research Facilities
Shotgun Sequencing Method454 Pyrosequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage140
Sanger Finishing Reactions12
Genome length (bp)74731
Character of genome ends3' Sticky Overhang
Overhang Length9 bases
Overhang SequenceCGCTTGTCA
GC Content63.0%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Other Cluster Members
Annotation StatusBeing Annotated (Expected completion by 5/15/2018)
Plaque NotesRelatively small, Fuzzy on the outer areas of the plaque. about 1.5 mm diameter.
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Published in PaperPope, Bowman, Russell, et al 2015, eLIFE: Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 13
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# C9
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload