Details for Phage AP50
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Detailed Information for Phage AP50
Discovery Information
Found ByElisabeth Nagy and Professor G. Ivanovics
Year Found1973
Location FoundSzeged, Hungary
ProgramObtained from GenBank & Publication
From enriched soil sample?No
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesThis phage was isolated from a soil specimen that failed to act upon different species of Bacillus, except two Bacillus anthracis strains showing a moderate sensitivity.

Naming NotesNagy, E., and G. Ivanovics. 1982. Anthrax-specific “AP 50-like” phages
isolated from Bacillus cereus strains. Acta Microbiol. Acad. Sci. Hung. 29:

The article above contains original information for phage AP50 in addition to information found by Sozhamannan,S. et al. (2008) APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Nov. 2008 doi:10.1128/AEM.01124-08
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedNov 5, 2008
Sequencing FacilityOther
Shotgun Sequencing Method454
Approximate Shotgun Coverage175
Genome length (bp)14398
GC Content38.7%
Character of genome endsUnknown
Direct Terminal Repeat Length28 bp
End Determination Notes"The AP50c genome has short (28-bp) almost perfect inverted terminal repeats, 19 of which are identical" - Sozhamannan, et al., 2008
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Plaque NotesAP50 produced very turbid plaques 1-2 mm in diameter on indicator strain CN 18-74 str. From the original isolate yielding turbid plaques, a clear mutant (AP 50 C) was derived by nitrosoguanidine treatment.
Final annotation complete?Yes
Number of Genes31
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?Yes: EU408779
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload