Mycobacterium phage Aotearoa
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Detailed Information for Phage Aotearoa
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Former namesPlainJane
Found ByCatherine Meyer
Year Found2015
Location FoundAuckland , New Zealand
Finding InstitutionMassey University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature37°C
GPS Coordinates36.696 S, 174.751556 E Map
Discovery NotesSoil sample was taken from my Grandma's vegetable garden on the 22nd July 2015. The soil was damp as it had rained overnight. There was compost mixed in with the soil. The sample was taken from just below the top-most layer of soil.
Naming NotesI would like the new name of my phage to be "Aotearoa", its not an English word though- it means "New Zealand" in Maori.

Previously, I chose the name PlainJane based on the fact that my phage followed all of the possible 'trends'. For example, it was found as a result of enriching the soil sample, the plaques were nothing too spectacular- small and clear-and the EM revealed it to be of the Siphoviridae morphotype, which is expected of M. smeg- infecting phage.
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 NotesClear plaques, 2-5mm after 48hours.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 1.05x10-9
Date of SEA Lysate Titering Sep 25, 2015
Pitt Freezer Box# 19
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# C12
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload