Mycobacterium phage Astalavista
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Detailed Information for Phage Astalavista
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByReagan Chastain, Olivia Clark, and Austin Jett
Year Found2023
Location FoundLongview, TX United States
Finding InstitutionLeTourneau University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature37°C
GPS Coordinates32.463333 N, 94.7275 W Map
Discovery NotesAt 4:35 pm CDT on August 22, 2023, the soil sample was collected from around the pond behind The Glaske Center for Engineering, Science, and Technology at LeTourneau University. The hole was approximately 2.54 cm deep, and the soil was dark, moist, and contained lots of roots. The weather was sunny with a clear sky and ambient temperature of 38.9℃.
Naming NotesThe name Astalavista is a play on the Spanish phrase “hasta la vista” which means “see you later.” We had a tumultuous start and encountered a lot of setbacks and disappointments during the process of isolating a phage. But despite the disappointments we continued on and said “see you later” to all of the negative things that occurred.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 1.0 x 10^10 PFU/ml
Pitt Freezer Box# 168
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# B1
Available Files
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