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Mycobacterium phage Wasabi
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Detailed Information for Phage Wasabi
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByMin Wu
Year Found2017
Location FoundYorba Linda, CA USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature35°C
GPS Coordinates33.869972 N, 117.764417 W Map
Discovery NotesPhage Wasabi was isolated from moist soil collected at a depth of 4cm on 5/11/17 by Min Wu. Air temp at time of collection was 20˚C. Wasabi was isolated by enrichment plating at 35C.

The soil was collected from the ground (depth of 4cm) in the Yorba Regional Park around the lake. The site is near water and tree, and it is the place where the birds, including American Coot, Ring-necked Duck, Canada Goose, etc., resting site. The surrounding environment contain a lot of bird's feces.

Characterization ws performed by Team Plaque Eyed Peas (Olivia Brobst, Siobhan McCarthy, Min-Ying Wu, Hannah Kim) and Team Vi-Rock'N'Roll-ologists ( Ally Sarkis, Amitoj Singh, and Rebecca Fernando).

Midi-Lysate (Archive) Titer: 8.8e11 pfu/ml
Date of Midi-Lysate Titer: 5/11/2017

MIMG103AL-S17 Instructor: Dr. Jordan Moberg Parker
Teaching Assistant: Ximena Ibarra
Undergraduate Assistant: Amara Pang
Laboratory Support: Dr. Krisanavane Reddi
Naming NotesIt was named like this because Ally and Min love sushi. It also sounds like "Wassup Bae" if you say it a certain way.
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 Notes5mm "Halo" (clear center with turbid edges)
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
Pitt Freezer Box# 45
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# D4
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload