Streptomyces phage Haizum
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Detailed Information for Phage Haizum
Discovery Information
Isolation HostStreptomyces xanthochromogenes NRRL B-5410
Found ByMegan Webb
Year Found2016
Location FoundDenton, TX USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of North Texas
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates33.203442 N, 97.15483 W Map
Discovery NotesNotes from collector: "I collected my soil sample from a pond in Denton. The soil was completed submerged in water with algae present. Animals, mainly ducks, frequent the pond."
Naming NotesHaizum was originally isolated in a mixed lysate including the phage Thestral. A "thestral" is a creature from the Harry Potter series. "Thestrals" are flying horses that can only be seen by those whom have seen death. Since Haizum was found within the Thestral sample, we thought it appropriate to name this phage after another flying horse. Haizum in the white flying horse of the angel Gabriel in Islamic tradition. Though Haizum is only known to Islamic tradition, Gabriel is conserved throughout many religions including Islam as the bringer of life and good news which is rather opposite from the "thestral" creatures thus making them an interesting pair.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedSep 7, 2017
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage1330
Genome length (bp)50660
Character of genome ends3' Sticky Overhang
Overhang Length11 bases
Overhang SequenceCGCCACGTCTT
End Determination Notesin original sample Thestral, separated by purification and PCR verified
GC Content66.8%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Other Cluster Members
Annotating InstitutionUniversity of North Texas
Annotation StatusIn GenBank
Plaque NotesHaizum's plaques are extremely small in size, almost less than 1 mm in diameter. They usually can only be seen once you hold the plate up to a light.
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List

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Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?Yes
GenBank AccessionMH590601
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 70
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# F3
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
GenBank File for PhameratorDownload