Mycobacterium phage Dtownnugget
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Detailed Information for Phage Dtownnugget
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByAbbey Gbur
Year Found2017
Location FoundDahlonega, GA USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of North Georgia
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesThe soil where the sample was from was covered in wood chips but was moist soil. There were twigs and pebbles in the dark brown soil sample and it was a little crumbly. The sample was collected behind the dining hall.
Naming NotesDahlonega is known for its gold nuggets and people from Dahlonega are sometimes called "Dahlonega nuggets". Since this phage is from Dahlonega its name is Dahlonega "Dtown" nugget. To make the name meet all of the database's requirements, I shortened Dahlonega to "Dtown" and put the words together.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Characterization
ClusterUnclustered
Subcluster--
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesPlaques help us understand how phage interact with their host. My plaque has a lot of turbidity, and is medium size compared to other plaques on the plate. Since high absorption phage produce fewer phage per plaque, they form small, tiny plaques. This phage probably encountered many host cells because the plaques are relatively bigger and there are multiple on the plate. The phage diffused a lot because it was found in different areas on the plate, not all in one spot. That is probably why the plaques are not very small. Also, this phage most likely had a medium lysis time. Since long and short lysis times produce smaller plaques, this one's lysis time was in the middle.
MorphotypeSiphoviridae
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives