Microbacterium phage HitchHiker
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Detailed Information for Phage HitchHiker
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMicrobacterium foliorum NRRL B-24224
Found ByAsa Jassen, Alexis Assell
Year Found2022
Location FoundSpokane, WA United States
Finding InstitutionGonzaga University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature22°C
GPS Coordinates47.667811 N, 117.400565 W Map
Discovery NotesCollected from the base of the leftmost tree behind the Jesus Statue when facing the statue. The sample contained fine dirt with dead grass and other organic matter on the surface.
Naming NotesThe phage name HitchHiker was named because the way phages latch onto bacterial cells makes them like hitch hikers in a way.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedSep 6, 2023
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage542
Genome length (bp)53945
Character of genome endsCircularly Permuted
GC Content59.1%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleUnknown
Other Cluster Members
Annotating InstitutionGonzaga University
Annotation StatusIn GenBank
Plaque NotesThe plaques from the phage HitchHiker had an average diameter or 2 mm although they did vary. They were nearly perfectly circular and had faint halos.
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Submitted Minimal DNA Master FileDownload
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?Yes
GenBank AccessionPP208939
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 164
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# H10
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
GenBank File for PhameratorDownload