Gordonia phage Tarzan
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Detailed Information for Phage Tarzan
Discovery Information
Isolation HostGordonia terrae 3612
Found ByR. Macko, O. Virag, M. Botes, C. Glunt
Year Found2020
Location FoundPittsburgh, PA United States
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
Isolation Temperature30°C
GPS Coordinates40.44529 N, 79.951904 W Map
Discovery NotesFound by Rachel Macko, Michaela Botes, Oldrich Virag, and Cassidy Glunt.

The soil utilized was moist soil, with little to no leaf, rock, or stick debris. There were minimal clumps in the soil. The phage produced many plaques, some of varying sizes.
Naming NotesInitially the phage was going to be name after a Disney character, we wanted Zazu from the lion king. However after seeing that that was taken, and Mushu our second choice was taken, we decided to go with Tarzan.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedJan 11, 2021
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage4144
Genome length (bp)40547
Character of genome ends3' Sticky Overhang
Overhang Length10 bases
Overhang SequenceTCCGGAGGTA
GC Content67.3%
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Cluster Life CycleUnknown
Lysogeny NotesThroughout our experiments we were able to observe mesas. Our plaques were mainly turbid in nature and the mesas supported the temperate life cycle we assumed it to be.
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Annotating InstitutionUniversity of Pittsburgh
Annotation StatusBeing Annotated (Expected completion by 5/1/2021)
Plaque NotesVarying plaque sizes. Majority were clear plaques varying in size. The majority of the plaques were smaller, however 2 larger plaques were observed as well.
Has been Phamerated?Yes
Gene List
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload