Mycobacterium phage Excelsior
Excelsior Plaque Picture
Excelsior EM Picture
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Detailed Information for Phage Excelsior
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis ATCC 607
Found ByTaylor Crosby
Year Found2019
Location FoundFairfax, VA United States
Finding InstitutionGeorge Mason University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Unknown
Isolation Temperature26°C
GPS Coordinates38.83 N, 77.306111 W Map
Discovery NotesMoisture level: dry conditions, no rain the night before

Texture: mulch

Depth: directly from the surface

Time and date of collection: 10:00am, 09/17/2019
Naming NotesThis phage is named after the iconic catch phrase of comic book creator, Stan Lee. The word “excelsior” is Latin for “ever upwards”.

I chose this name in dedication to my dad, who has always supported me in my journey of higher education and scientific study. I would not be where I am today without him. Excelsior!
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 NotesSmall, clear plaques. They are round but sometimes can appear oval on uneven agar.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 103
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# C3