Mycobacterium phage Zanzibar
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Detailed Information for Phage Zanzibar
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found BySabina Cabrera
Year Found2015
Location FoundPensacola, FL USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of West Florida
ProgramScience Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation TemperatureNot entered
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesFound in soil nearby the university community garden. Location was chosen out of curiosity; soil that is near the roots of different types of vegetables may produce phages that are different that ones found in regular soil in the middle of a field, for example.
Naming NotesInitially named Phagémon because of the clever wordplay combo discovered when combining the word "Phage" and "Pokémon", which is the name of a creature in the Japanese cartoon series, "Pokémon". Much like the show, there are several types of phages as there as pokemon.
Edit: Named changed to Zanzibar; name choice of partner for unknown reasons.
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 NotesThe morphology for Zanzibar is lytic and small. Plaques tend to cluster into larger-appearing plaque, which initially made the counting process difficult. Morphology remained consistent throughout isolation, dilution and purification.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Archived
SEA Lysate Titer 1.8x10^9
Date of SEA Lysate Titering Oct 10, 2015
Pitt Freezer Box# 18
Pitt Freezer Box Grid# C8
Available Files
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload