Microbacterium phage Antares
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Detailed Information for Phage Antares
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMicrobacterium foliorum NRRL B-24224 SEA
Found BySumaiya Begum & Meghana Bindiganavale
Year Found2018
Location FoundPhiladelphia, PA USA
Finding InstitutionDrexel University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature17°C
GPS Coordinates34.669358 N, 75.18997 W Map
Discovery NotesThe soil sample was dug approximately 12 hours after it had started raining. Therefore, the surrounding environment was moist and muddy. The collection site had no grass. Furthermore, the sample site contained many roots since it was a couple of feet away from trees. The soil sample was collected after digging 3.81 cm down.
Naming NotesAntares is one of the top 20 most brightest stars visible in the night sky. Antares is a notable slow irregular variable star due to its dynamic periodicity with light emissions. Therefore, this phage was named Antares because it showed varying plaque sizes before multiple rounds of purification.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedJan 29, 2019
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage57
Genome length (bp)53362
Character of genome endsCircularly Permuted
GC Content68.9%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Characterization
ClusterEC
Subcluster--
Cluster Life CycleLytic
Other Cluster Members
Annotating InstitutionDrexel University
Annotation StatusOverdue (Expected completion by 6/30/2019)
Plaque NotesThe clear plaques indicated that the phages were in the lytic cycle, and they had lysed all of the host bacteria. The smallest plaque had a diameter of 0.5 mm and the largest plaque had a diameter of 1.0 mm. The plaques were dispersed all around the plate. Additionally, the plaques were smooth around the edges.
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 81
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# H3
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload