Mycobacterium phage Tartarus
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Detailed Information for Phage Tartarus
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByCaitlyn A. Skuodas and Felicia K. Phares
Year Found2015
Location FoundLincoln, NE USA
Finding InstitutionNebraska Wesleyan University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates40.839097 N, 96.653111 W Map
Discovery NotesThe soil sample was from the dirt in a potted petunia plant in Lincoln, Nebraska that was collected on September 29, 2015. The temperature was 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The sample was collected three inches below the ground line.
Naming NotesTartarus means "black abyss" in Greek. My original phage was hard to isolate because it was temperate, so I had to adopt this phage from Felicia. While I was attempting to isolate my temperate phage, the task seemed bottomless, like it would never end, hence the name abyss.
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 NotesThis is a lytic phage. The plaques were mostly round and average in size.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 1.89 x 10 ^6
Date of SEA Lysate Titering Nov 11, 2015
Pitt Freezer Box# 27
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# B11
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload