Gordonia phage Merdemon
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Detailed Information for Phage Merdemon
Discovery Information
Isolation HostGordonia terrae 3612
Former namesTemmie
Found ByArianna Smith
Year Found2019
Location FoundFort Myers, FL United States
Finding InstitutionFlorida Gulf Coast University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature30°C
GPS Coordinates81.78053 N, 26.46018 W Map
Discovery NotesThe sample was collected at the FGCU Food Forest, where fruits and vegetables are grown. Topsoil was gathered in a 50mL conical tube. The sample was located at the base of a tree, and the dirt collected was moist.
Naming NotesOriginally named after the lovable character, Temmie, from the game Undertale. However, it was renamed to merdemon (mer-demon) as a homage to a complicated inside joke between friends. The etymology of merdemon is a combination of the words 'mer-folk' and 'demon.'
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 NotesPlaque were around medium size after isolation. However, varied plaques were later observed. This may be due to a mutation in the viral DNA.
All plaques observed were very clear.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload