Mycobacterium phage DS6A
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Detailed Information for Phage DS6A
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv
Found ByW. B. Redmond
Year Found1960
Location FoundUnavailable
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh
ProgramPhage Hunters Integrating Research and Education
From enriched soil sample?Unknown
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates40.444800 N, 79.952700 W Map
Discovery NotesOriginal Citation: W.B. Redmond and J.C. Cater "A bacteriophage specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, varieties hominis and bovis" Amer. Rev. Resp. Dis. 82:781-786 (1960).

Sample obtained from William R. Jacobs lab for sequencing.

Originally isolated from stockyard soil.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedSep 24, 2010
Genome length (bp)60588
Character of genome ends3' Sticky Overhang
Overhang Length12 bases
Overhang SequenceCGAGGCCGACAT
GC Content68.4%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleUnknown
Other Cluster Members
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusIn GenBank
Plaque NotesLarge plaques (see pic.). Infects all and only mycobacteria of the TB complex (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, BCG, M. africanum, M. microti, etc.). The Hatfull lab has tested the lysate on M. smegmatis and confirmed that it does not infect it.
Number of Genes97
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?Yes
GenBank AccessionJN698994
Refseq NumberNC_023744
Published in PaperPope, Bowman, Russell, et al 2015, eLIFE: Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 1
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# F12
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Virtual Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload
Final DNAMaster FileDownload