Mycobacterium phage Viper262
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Detailed Information for Phage Viper262
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByElle Tattoni and Reneé Jalbert
Year Found2015
Location FoundKenosha, WI United States of America
Finding InstitutionCarthage College
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesThe sample site consisted of an area with numerous trees, heavy underbrush with fallen twigs and brambles.
Naming NotesViper was thought to be a vicious name similar to our phage. 262 is the area code for the city in which our phage was found.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesThroughout most of the experiment the plaques produced had a temperate appearance with lytic centers. They ranged from a size of 1.5 mm to a maximum of 4.0 mm. During the 7th dilution assay there was an extreme change in size from primarily 3.0-4.0 mm sized plaques to .25 mm. This was thought to be caused by difficulties with top agar, but the plaques remained around that size and only grew to about 1.0 mm. The phage also took on a more lytic appearance with almost unidentifiable halos.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 6.2 x 10^10
Date of SEA Lysate Titering Oct 28, 2015
Pitt Freezer Box# 28
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# H9