Mycobacterium phage BallIsLife
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Detailed Information for Phage BallIsLife
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByAnna-Maria Dagher and Iziah Cliche
Year Found2015
Location FoundOrono, ME USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maine, Honors College
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates44.897194 N, 68.668589 W Map
Discovery NotesThe soil we sampled was taken from a plant bed just outside of a greenhouse near Hitchner Hall on the University of Maine campus on September 17, 2015. The plants were grown up and bush like so the soil was heavily shaded. The soil we took for enrichment was from about an inch deep.
Naming NotesWhen we looked at our phage under the electron microscope we noticed that the shape of our phages head was very circular. We noticed it was much like a basketball and ball is life.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Sequencing FacilityUniversity of Pittsburgh Genomics and Proteomics Core Laboratories
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesThe plaque morphology of our phage varies. When plating the plaques are clear with a turbid outer ring. The plaques also varied in size, this was noted during our titer. When the densities got lower the plaques noticeably got bigger. During our titer of the high titer lysate there appeared to be no plaques at first. After careful examination we had noticed that there was really small, turbid plaques in the agar.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 23
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# A2