Mycobacterium phage Tzimisce
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Detailed Information for Phage Tzimisce
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByJoshua Witten
Year Found2019
Location FoundFairfax, VA United States
Finding InstitutionGeorge Mason University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature20°C
GPS Coordinates38.802758 N, 77.058494 W Map
Discovery NotesOne of several phages was collected from an abnormal actinobacterial deadzone just downstream of the Hooff's Run wastewater treament plant. Despite the low host concentration, this site produced an unusual number of viable phage samples.
Naming NotesNamed for Tzimisce, an alien virus mentioned in the Vampire the Masquerade tabletop games. I felt it only fitting to give it a spooky name, as I obtained my high-volume lysate on Halloween. What better way to pay homage to a fictional virus than to name a real one after it?
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 NotesSmall, totally clear plaques, frequently clustered. Plaques cluster closer at lower concentrations.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 103
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# D3
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload