Mycobacterium phage Venus
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Detailed Information for Phage Venus
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByLiz Allen
Year Found2012
Location FoundWilliamsburg, MA USA
Finding InstitutionCollege of William & Mary
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Unknown
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesVenus was isolated from a dirt sample taken outside of Barrett Hall, a residence hall on the William & Mary campus.
Naming NotesThe name Venus has no particular significance to characteristics of the phage, it is simply a name that I enjoy.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Cluster Life CycleTemperate
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesVenus' plaques were measured to be 2-3mm in diameter and appeared to be turbid. The titer of Venus is 2.74 *10^8 pfu/mL. Capsid diameter was found to be 64nm, and tail length was 152nm.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 2.74*10^8
Date of SEA Lysate Titering Nov 1, 2012
Pitt Freezer Box# 35
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# 12