Details for Phage Camo
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Detailed Information for Phage Camo
Discovery Information
Found ByJuanita Zimmerman and Amanda Lo
Year Found2012
Location FoundProctor Lane, MD USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates39.407200, -76.535967 Map
Discovery NotesThe bacteriophage was found at Weber's Cider Mill Farm, 2526 Proctor Lane, Parkville, MD 21234. The bacteriophage was taken 4.50 cm below the ground surface beneath an apple tree. The soil was approximately 30% moist. Other weather conditions when the soil was collected are as follows: 82 degrees Farenheit, relative humidity of 65%, mostly cloudy weather, NNW winds moving at 8 mph, and 399 feet above sea level.
Naming Notes The bacteriophage produced miniscule, turbid plaques when plated on a Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (BTK) lawn. Because the plaques were difficult to see, the plaques appeared to camouflage on the plate. In order to verify if plaques were there, the BTK plate had to be incubated longer to yield more visible plaques. Since the plaques camouflaged on the plate, the bacteriophage was called, "Camo", a shortened version of the term "camouflage".
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Plaque NotesPlaques were 1 mm in diameter, turbid, and circular.
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload