Mycobacterium phage PhickleRick
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Detailed Information for Phage PhickleRick
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByLevi Crook and Maxx Frick
Year Found2019
Location FoundLongview, TX United States
Finding InstitutionLeTourneau University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature34°C
GPS Coordinates32.4369 N, 94.6981 W Map
Discovery NotesOur phage was found in a flower bed in Longview, Texas. The top layer of the flower bed was a loose mulch. We collected our sample about 1.5 inches underneath the top layer of mulch. The soil was dark and slightly damp. There were bushes immediately next to the site of our dig which provided shade.
Naming NotesThe first part of the name for our virus - "Phickle" - is due to the fact that this was our fourth attempt at isolating a virus. Our virus was very fickle during the isolation process. The second part of the name - "Rick" - was inspired by our favorite scientist whose name is Rick Sanchez. Thus, we combined the two into one name: Phickle Rick.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 101
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# F8