Details for Phage Brutus
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Detailed Information for Phage Brutus
Discovery Information
Found ByScott Ingram
Year Found2014
Location FoundHarrisonburg , VA United States
Finding InstitutionJames Madison University
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates38.437981 N, 78.865639 W Map
Discovery NotesSoil sample collected from a dried up river bank, soil contained a lot of mud and a few large rocks. The enrichment didn't have any of the large rocks, but was a majority mud. After centrifuging, the enrichment was a very clear water with a small build up of dirt on the bottom.
Naming NotesBrutus came from the ancient Roman statesman who conspired against the tyranny of Julius Caesar and assassinated him with the help of his fellow Roman Senators. Brutus was regarded by Marc Antony as the noblest Roman to ever live because of his sincere dedication to the Roman people.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Plaque NotesPlaques showed many large areas of infection, with a halo surrounding the center of the plaque. Plaques were determined to be temperate phages because of their clear infection.
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No
Available Files
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