Mycobacterium phage MrKretschman
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Detailed Information for Phage MrKretschman
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis SN2
Found ByAshley Lauraine
Year Found2021
Location FoundHolland, MI United States of America
Finding InstitutionHope College
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature37°C
GPS Coordinates42.790329 N, 86.057137 W Map
Discovery NotesThis phage was found in a suburbian backyard. The soil was moist and had organic matter and clay throughout. It was taken about 2 inches below surface with an ambient temperature of 83 degrees.
Naming NotesI've always been fascinated with biology, but the amazing Mr. Dennis Kretschman of John Ball Zoo School changed my life forever through his love and fascination with the natural world that bled into his unparalleled teaching. He passed away in 2018, only 3 short years after my year at Zoo School. I miss him so much. This phage has been named after him in tribute to how far he has gotten me, from an animal-loving 6th grader to a freshman at Hope College majoring in Biology and discovering bacteriophages.
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 NotesClear edged on one side, but had a turbid tail on the other, resembling a comet. Approximately 0.5 mm in diameter.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives