Gordonia phage BabaYaga
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Detailed Information for Phage BabaYaga
Discovery Information
Isolation HostGordonia rubripertincta NRRL B-16540
Found ByJon Mitchell
Year Found2019
Location FoundAberdeen, SD United States
Finding InstitutionNorthern State University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature22°C
GPS Coordinates45.712853 N, 98.275606 W Map
Discovery NotesEnvironmental sample was taken from the wooded forest floor following a rain including several Ascomycete and Basidiomycete species attached to decaying/putrid branches/down trees. Luscious moss, sloppy soil, plant species, invertebrates, snails, bugs, rotten detritus. Very fertile soil sample in shade, small lighting between tree canopy. Birch, pine oak, maple, and ponderosa and white pine trees (needles and fallen/rotting leaves). Sample was harvested in September, 21 ~1:45 pm. Sample smells foul, actually beyond foul...very "juicy", "oozy" and "slimy". Quite dark. Failed to centrifuge distinctly and filtering with 0.22 micron slow and painful (use many filters and vaccuum to recover ~10 microliters of sample.
Naming NotesNaming this virus reminded me of a character in a fairy tale class. Baba Yaga is part of Slavic folklore. It's a supernatural being that is represented as a nasty old witch woman. She flies around the woods in a mortar and uses a pestle as a "wand" dwells deep in the forest. She's portrayed in Grimm's fairy tales and sometimes helps folks and often hinders them - very repulsive and nasty.
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 NotesLytic and round on Gordonia. 1-2 mm in diameter. Sometimes tiny. Sometime opaque also.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives