Arthrobacter phage Adversity
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Detailed Information for Phage Adversity
Discovery Information
Isolation HostArthrobacter globiformis B-2979
Found ByAmisha Kumar
Year Found2022
Location FoundLos Angeles, CA United States
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature30°C
GPS Coordinates34.020491 N, 118.287409 W Map
Discovery NotesThe sample was collected underneath the bushes in the outdoor seating area behind Annenberg Hall (on the campus of the University of Southern California). The ambient temperature was 25 degrees Celsius. The soil was slightly damp, but rocky and with limited organic matter. The soil was collected an inch below the surface.
Naming NotesThere's a line from Sophocles's Antigone that goes: "She has not learned to bend before adversity."

I collected this phage during one of the many heat waves that hit Los Angeles, and the soil was extremely dry beneath the surface. My first attempt to collect a sample failed, as did many of my lab partners' attempts. For that reason, I chose to call the phage Adversity, since it managed to exist in spite of relatively unforgiving conditions.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Lysogeny NotesWhile the phage appears lytic, the cloudy borders may indicate lysogeny.
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesThe plaques are very small, with mostly cloudy margins and clear centers.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 152
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# G6
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload