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Mycobacterium phage Barbarella
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Detailed Information for Phage Barbarella
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByAmeer Abugeith
Year Found2018
Location FoundSanta Cruz, CA USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Unknown
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates36.998972 N, 122.052611 W Map
Discovery NotesCollected from tarp-covered piles of soil near Merrill College at UCSC. The soil was collected from about 2 inches from the surface and was slightly moist but still crumbly.
Naming NotesMy phage displayed active growth cycles that showed both resourcefulness and resilience. These characteristics, along with my love for Jane Fonda, led me to name my phage Barbarella.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesBarbarella, a temperate phage, utilizes the lytic cycle for the first 24 hours, resulting in fully clear plaques. After 24 hours, a turbid plaque is formed, creating a consistent, halo morphology.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives