Mycobacterium phage Virago
Virago Plaque Picture
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Detailed Information for Phage Virago
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByE. Livingston, B. Rose, Z. Harbison, W. Gicheru
Year Found2022
Location FoundLongview, TX USA
Finding InstitutionLeTourneau University
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature37°C
GPS Coordinates32.466196 N, 94.728551 W Map
Discovery NotesSoil sample was collected under a tree, near a patch of moss. This site was chosen because of the damp, moist conditions that would encourage the presence of bacterial growth in the soil. The soil was loose, dark, a mixture of clay and sand, and had worms and insects crawling through it. At the time of collection, the temperature was 24°C and the weather was cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. The high for the day was 27°C while the low was 22°C.
Naming NotesVirago, a Latin-derived word that has been used to describe various women for centuries, has two main definitions. The first, is a violent or bad tempered woman. The second, is a female warrior, a heroic woman, or a female with strong masculine strength. Because both definitions of Virago illuminated an aspect of either our phage or our lab experience we chose to name our phage after this age-old term.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Characterization
ClusterUnclustered
Subcluster--
Annotating InstitutionUnknown or unassigned
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesPlaques were relatively small with an average diameter of 1.77mm (range 1.3mm-2.1mm n=6). Plaques had smooth edges, were turbid, and were generally uniform across the plate.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives
SEA Lysate Titer 1X10^10 pfu/mL