Mycobacterium phage Jaqen
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Detailed Information for Phage Jaqen
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByBlake Beehler
Year Found2012
Location FoundBloomington, IL USA
Finding InstitutionIllinois Wesleyan University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates40.496601 N, 88.991615 W Map
Discovery NotesThe sample was collected on the surface of soil near a cement-lined canal. Tall grasses were growing nearby. The soil was collected from a patch of earth that had no vegetation growing on it.
Naming NotesThe name Jaqen was inspired by the character Jaqen H'Ghar from the HBO show "Game of Thrones". In the show, Jaqen is able to change his appearance, which is what has been observed in my plaque morphologies. At certain concentrations clear plaques form from turbid plaques.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Lysogeny NotesIt is believed that this bacteriophage is a temperate phage that can be induced at certain concentrations back into the lytic cycle. But a test to verify this hypothesis hasn't been performed yet.
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesAt concentrations where the phage develop isolated colonies the plaques that form are 1.5-2.0mm in diameter, and contain a clearer center less than 1mm in diameter with a more turbid ring around it. At concentrations that produce web plates the plaques that form are very small and slightly turbid.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Designator 2012ILWUjaqenBAB
SEA Lysate Titer 1.06EE9
Date of SEA Lysate Titering Nov 2, 2012
Pitt Freezer Box# 36
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# 56
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload