Mycobacterium phage Zeesoli
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Detailed Information for Phage Zeesoli
Discovery Information
Isolation HostMycobacterium smegmatis mc²155
Found ByZwelihle Hlongwana
Year Found2017
Location FoundDurban, South Africa
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Kwazulu-Natal
ProgramMycobacterial Genetics Course, Durban, South Africa
From enriched soil sample?Yes
Isolation Temperature37°C
GPS Coordinates29.818285 S, 30.944318 E Map
Discovery NotesIn attempt of finding a cure for for tuberculosis, the phage that infects M. smegmatis was isolated from soil samples in Durban Westville campus. This was discovered in a moist soil, where there were some drops of water from a leaking pipe.
Naming NotesZeesoli, can be dissected in two words, namely "Zee-", which stands from the initial of the discoverer, Zwelihle. In contrast, "-soli" is a latin word that means soil, where this phage was isolated from.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Annotation StatusNot sequenced
Plaque NotesThree kinds of plaques were observed in an agar plate. Some forming a completely clear zone, and others forming a halo. The third ones formed a completely turbid plaques in the plate. After day 1 of incubation, the individual plaques had 1 - 1,5 mm diameter.
Has been Phamerated?No
Publication Info
Uploaded to GenBank?No
GenBank AccessionNone yet
Refseq NumberNone yet
Archiving Info
Archiving status Not in Pitt Archives
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload