Mycobacterium phage Barako
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Detailed Information for Phage Barako
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByAmal Dualeh
Year Found2018
Location FoundProvidence, RI USA
Finding InstitutionBrown University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates41.8273 N, 71.4026 W Map
Discovery NotesFound in front of Stuart Theater on Waterman Street, right patch of soil by sidewalk, left of bushes
Naming NotesI adopted this phage from Adeline Schwartz after having my own unsuccessful attempts at finding a phage. The word 'Barako' in Somali roughly translates to 'blessing', because adopting this phage saved me from a lot of stress of having to continue searching for a phage to work on.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Cluster Life CycleLytic
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesGenerally clear, initially slightly turbid plaques in first purification, but generally clear after second and third round.
--> based on lysogen testing, phage is lytic (explains clear plaques)
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
EM PictureDownload