Gordonia phage Kerouac
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Detailed Information for Phage Kerouac
Discovery Information
Isolation HostGordonia rubripertincta NRRL B-16540
Found ByJessica Stockert
Year Found2019
Location FoundAberdeen, SD United States
Finding InstitutionNorthern State University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature24°C
GPS Coordinates45.578109 N, 98.421446 W Map
Discovery NotesEnvironmental sample was taken from wrack water on August 31, ~8:30 am along the Elm river; including some foam, a little sludge and soil. A few snails along with some algae and microinvertebrates. A light, "airy", smelling of fresh river water sample which centrifuged quick and filtered easily.
Naming NotesAuthor Jack Kerouac (On the R, Dharma bums)was the inspiration for naming this bacteriophage. Where this virus was isolated from felt similar to that of Kerouac's literary style: breathing, free, roaming, gurgle, pop of the river water at it's edges. Freedom & exploration - - - like jazz music; descriptions of the beat generation.
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 NotesLytic on G. rubripertincta, on different hosts, appeared lysogenic. 0.5 -1 mm in diameter; rarely larger than that.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives