Mycobacterium phage xkcd
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Detailed Information for Phage xkcd
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByJessica Ruby
Year Found2008
Location FoundSanta Cruz, CA USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates36.983233 N, 122.061133 W Map
Discovery NotesTaken from potted soil at the UCSC Arboretum, depth 0.5-1 inches, 65°F, low, well-protected, shady, moist
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedSep 16, 2015
Sequencing FacilityUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Shotgun Sequencing Method454 Pyrosequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage22
Sanger Finishing Reactions4
Genome length (bp)76915
Character of genome ends3' Sticky Overhang
Overhang Length9 bases
Overhang SequenceCGCTTGTCA
GC Content62.8%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Other Cluster Members
Annotation StatusOverdue (Expected completion by 5/15/2018)
Plaque NotesMedium-sized, slightly under 1 cm on average for lower concentrations. At higher concentrations, shrunk to ~4mm.
Round, slightly turbid, occasional resistant bacterial colonies visible in plaques
24-hour incubations at 37°C
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Designator 2008UCSCxkcdJAR
SEA Lysate Titer 1.8x10^10
Pitt Freezer Box# 6
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# 68
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload