Mycobacterium phage Vega
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Detailed Information for Phage Vega
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByCameron Crocker & Collin Ross
Year Found2014
Location FoundOlympia, WA USA
Finding InstitutionThe Evergreen State College
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Unknown
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS Coordinates47.023056 N, 122.852778 W Map
Discovery NotesThis phage was adopted from another group do to several failed attempts to isolate a phage from a soil sample originally retrieved by my partner and I.
Naming NotesVega is the fifth brightest star viewed from Earth and is much larger than the sun. It is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and is bluish-white in color because of it's extreme temperature. Vega is considered to be a "variable star", due to it's fluctuation in brightness and since this micobacteriophage has a variable plaque size, the name seemed to fit quite well.
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 phage produces a plaque that varies in size. Several isolation plates were created but these varied sizes were consistent each time. Plaque sizes vary from approximately 2.0mm to under 0.5mm in diameter. An interesting characteristic observed with this phage, was that as the concentration increased, the plaques became more homogenous and decreased in size.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 15
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# F11
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