Mycobacterium phage LilSnowball
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Detailed Information for Phage LilSnowball
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByAlec Sherk and Isabella Lai
Year Found2017
Location FoundPhiladelphia, PA USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of the Sciences in Philadelphia
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation Temperature37°C
GPS Coordinates39.945494 N, 75.206533 W Map
Discovery NotesThe soil sample was found in an Urban area around trees and bushes, and had a very sandy texture to it. There was not a lot of organic material in it and had a very light coloration.
Naming NotesThe name of this phage comes from the appearance of its head. The head is round and white and looks like a snowball. Phages are also very tiny so that is why it is named Lil Snowball.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Characterization
ClusterUnclustered
Subcluster--
Lysogeny NotesThe plaques are 0.5 mm in diameter, lytic, and clear.
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesThe phage has a head diameter of 58.82 nm and a tail length of 188.24 nm.
MorphotypeSiphoviridae
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 5.2E8
Pitt Freezer Box# 47
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# D1
Available Files
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload