Arthrobacter phage Ankh
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Detailed Information for Phage Ankh
Discovery Information
Isolation HostArthrobacter globiformis NRRL B-2880
Found ByAmanie Salama
Year Found2021
Location FoundOttawa, Canada
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Ottawa
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation Temperature19°C
GPS Coordinates45.427098 N, 75.696991 W Map
Discovery NotesThis phage was found in moist, fine-textured, loamy soil in Major Hill Park. The soil was under a bed of mulch under a tree. The sample was collected on September 16, 2021.
Naming NotesThe ankh or "key of life" is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for life. It is a loop with a cross below (☥). It is my hope that this phage can someday serve as the "key of life" for someone afflicted with a multi-drug-resistant super-bug.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesPhage Ankh forms large plaques with a central area of clearing, surrounded by a halo, then another area of clearing.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 133
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# A3
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload