Microbacterium phage RingOfFire
RingOfFire EM Picture
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Detailed Information for Phage RingOfFire
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMicrobacterium foliorum NRRL B-24224
Found ByDaniel Chen
Year Found2022
Location FoundAmherst, MA United States
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation Temperature30°C
GPS Coordinates42.383715 N, 72.530191 W Map
Discovery NotesSample was collected on 9/12/22 on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus from an actively used flower pot in front of the Hampshire dining facility (DFAC). Hampshire DFAC is located on the southwest portion of campus.

The flower pot was in direct sunlight and was unpolluted by waste. The soil was moist, dark, and rich in nutrients.
Naming NotesThe name derives from Johnny Cash’s hit song Ring of Fire. Our phage has a large burst size with an obvious ring/halo. So in a way, it is growing large and quick like fire and it has a natural ring shape, hence the name.
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 NotesLarge in burst size (6-8mm diameter avg.), circular, and slightly cloudy inside with a clear halo-like appearance.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives