Microbacterium phage Sylvanstir
Sylvanstir EM Picture
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Detailed Information for Phage Sylvanstir
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMicrobacterium foliorum NRRL B-24224
Found ByDeniz Erdem
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 Coordinates42.39767 N, 72.52215 W Map
Discovery NotesSylvanstir was discovered in a grassy clearing outside a dorm on UMass Amherst campus. Deniz Erdem, Itir Sayar, Jess Schramm, and Brendan Post all worked to isolate, purify, amplify and characterize the new phage as a part of the SEA-PHAGES program.
Naming NotesThe name Sylvanstir comes from the UMass Amherst residential area which it was found by "Sylvan Residential Area". The ending of the phage name "stir" comes from the group's constant reminder to each other to stir the dilutions to make sure they were properly mixed. Running into problems early on led to a lot of 'stir, stir, stir' and hence Sylvanstir was born.
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 NotesSylvanstir's morphology is displayed as small and circular plaques with hazy edges all around 2mm in diameter. With the clear centers and hazier outside they fit under the turbid shape category.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 159
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# A3