Mycobacterium phage Liekos
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Detailed Information for Phage Liekos
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Former namesGeNfive3
Found ByBrandon Flowers, Grace Mullen
Year Found2016
Location FoundOrono, ME USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maine, Honors College
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature26°C
GPS Coordinates44.897161 N, 68.668782 W Map
Discovery NotesSoil retrieve 5-6 inches below the soil underneath a banana tree. The soil was sandy, rich and dark. The sample was taken from inside a greenhouse, which was held at a higher than the average temperature of the climate of Maine to harbor the tropical flora and fauna.
Naming NotesLiekos got its name from one of the hunters (Brandon's) favorite animal. Liekos is Greek for wolf.GeN5-3 (how it was originally named)was named after the last attempt to isolate a phage. I (Brandon) wanted it the sound sci-fi scientific. It stands for Genetic exploration, New sample 5-3 (third test tube of the fifth sample).
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Lysogeny NotesLiekos forms strong and stable lysogens, and has a 100 percent lysogeny rate.
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesPlaques formed by Liekos are samll, about 1-2mm in diameter. They are lightly turbid and dificult to see.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 44
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# F6
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload