Mycobacterium phage Chonk
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Detailed Information for Phage Chonk
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByRuben Noah Salazar
Year Found2019
Location FoundHARRISONBURG, VA United States
Finding InstitutionJames Madison University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates38.43348 N, 78.86042 W Map
Discovery NotesPhage was discovered in the left flowerbed outside of the carrier drive entrance to the bioscience building. Soil was collected approximately 3 inches under the top of the flowerbed.
Naming NotesChonkers are large, chubby, and rotund creatures. Since this phage was producing large plaques, I decided this name suited it.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque Notes"Chonk" consistently produced hazy looking plaques. The edges of each one of the plaques would be slightly fuzzy, and the inside of the plaque almost to appeared to have not lysed completely.
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