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Detailed Information for Phage Boba
Discovery Information
Isolation HostPropionibacterium acnes ATCC 6919
Found ByTeam Pox-anne
Year Found2016
Location FoundLos Angeles, CA USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Unknown
Isolation Temperature37°C
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesPhage isolation was performed by Team Pox-anne: Alex Chassiakos, Xiaoying (Sandy) Liang, and Ziqi Zhou. The phage was isolated by direct plating of nasal microcomedones obtained by a Biore pore strip from the nose of Ziqi Zhou. TA: Rocky Ng. Instructors: Dr. Frances Mercer, Dr. Krisanavane Reddi, and Dr. Jordan Moberg Parker.
Naming NotesThe plaques on a bacterial agar plate were reminiscent of Boba milk tea. The
capsid structure under EM also looks like a boba.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Lysogeny NotesPatch tests demonstrated that Phage Boba has the potential to create a lysogen and superinfection immunity was observed.
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesClear plaques up to 4-6 mm.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 28
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# E3
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload