Mycobacterium phage Burr
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Detailed Information for Phage Burr
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByApril Pivonka
Year Found2018
Location FoundPhiladelphia, PA United States of America
Finding InstitutionSaint Joseph's University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates39.9944 N, 75.2405 W Map
Discovery NotesBurr was found under a tree in between the science center and Sweeney Field on the campus of Saint Joseph's University on September 4th, 2018. The weather was very sunny as it was the third day of a heat wave. The humidity was 57% and the ambient temperature was 32 degrees C. In addition, the depth of the soil collected was 3 cm.
Naming NotesThis phage is named after the character Aaron Burr from the musical Hamilton. His song "Wait For It" is representative of the fact that it took many attempts for the phage to form plaques to complete a spot pick.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesThe phage produced clear, medium sized plaques which had an average range of 1 to 3 mm in diameter. The plaques were round with undefined edges and formed about 24-48 hours after incubation at 37 degrees C.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 85
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# D7
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload