Mycobacterium phage Thanatus
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Detailed Information for Phage Thanatus
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByBrenden Van Der Werff
Year Found2018
Location FoundArmour, SD USA
Finding InstitutionNorthwestern College
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Unknown
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesSoil was collected by Brenden Van Der Werff near a stream by a cattle lot.
Naming NotesTwo plaque morphologies led to attempts to separate the two. Originally, one (clear) was named Somnus and the other (cloudy) Thanatus.
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 plaques of two morphologies. One was clear with rather sharp edges. The second was large but with rough, cloudy edges. These were thought to be two separate viruses but ultimately, Hae II and Hae III restriction digest of DNA indicated that there was a single virus. Interestingly, picking clear plaques produces nearly 100% clear plaques. While picking cloudy plaques yields both clear and cloudy plaques.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 73
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# F6