Mycobacterium phage Asterius
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Detailed Information for Phage Asterius
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByTobias Shaw
Year Found2023
Location FoundColumbus, OH United States
Finding InstitutionHope College
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature34°C
GPS Coordinates40.106305 N, 83.046264 W Map
Discovery NotesCollected from soil underneath tomato plant roots in my backyard.
Naming NotesAsterius is the Minotaur of the Labyrinth in Greek mythology. He's quite an interesting character, and I thought that he should be represented in the phage database.
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 NotesAfter 48 hours at 34 degrees Celcius, Asterius plaques show two distinct morphologies: one larger comet tail plaque type with a clear center and then increasingly turbid ring/tail, and a smaller pinprick plaque type with a clear center and turbid ring. The larger plaques have a diameter of about 1.5mm, and the smaller pinpricks have a diameter of about 0.3-0.5mm.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload