Mycobacterium phage BaenaC
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Detailed Information for Phage BaenaC
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByYunia Alvarez
Year Found2016
Location FoundBlauvelt, NY USA
Finding InstitutionDominican College of Blauvelt
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation Temperature23°C
GPS Coordinates41.0 N, 73.0 W Map
Discovery NotesI collected my water sample on August 31, 2016 at 8:47 in the morning. It was a journey to search for the spot we were assigned. When we found the site it was revolting. It smelled like animal feces mixed with a dead animal of some sort. There were about a couple hundred maggots and flies and a few bees hovering over the puddle of death.
Naming NotesFor the name of my virus I chose one of my teachers from high school. He used to be my volleyball coach for the first two years and then as my high school years progressed I had to change teams to Varisty. In my junior year of high school I entered his office and found a newtons cradle on his desk. He just finished telling me he recently bought it and I found it to be super cool. Since I am a klutz I of course dropped it and broke it. So for the next two years he was always asking me where his newtons cradle was and when will I replace the one I broke. So fast forward 3 years later I have the ability to re-give him what I owed. Being a man of science and learning he found it to be awesome that I was thinking of naming it after him. Although he doesn't know the reason behind it.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesMy plaques were very interesting looking. They were at first round and very simple and visible. As the sequencing progressed I started receiving bulls eye plaques. Which is when you have one plaque within another, kind of like the shape of a dart board. Once we took them to the electron microscopy my professor and I noticed that my plaque looked like it was vomiting. I was later informed it was all of it's DNA that was exploding.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 12.6X10^8
Date of SEA Lysate Titering Oct 5, 2016
Pitt Freezer Box# 35
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# G10
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload