Details for Phage Catoctluckton
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Detailed Information for Phage Catoctluckton
Discovery Information
Found ByJoshua Morrison
Year Found2014
Location FoundLeesburg, VA United States of America
Finding InstitutionJames Madison University
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates39.216918 N, 77.559873 W Map
Discovery NotesPhage was recovered from the cut bank of a unnamed creek in the Catoctin mountains of Virginia near the town of Lucketts. Soil was rich in biomass, high quantity of leaf detritus present, largely chestnut oak. The soil is presumed to be acidic due to the presence of ericaceous shrubs in the surrounding area. The soil was moist and rather muddy when removed from the cut bank. The phage DNA was never analyzed however two attempts to do so were made both of which yielded degraded DNA. It is possible that the DNA is single stranded or even RNA, this is not confirmed.
Naming NotesThe phage is named as an amalgam of the locations nearest to which it was found, the catoctin mountain range, and the town of lucketts.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Plaque NotesPlaque morphology is variable and highly erratic. At times plaques were clear at other times faint and cloudy. One plate infection yielded faint halos around all plaques, this has not been replicated. The size of said plaques ranged from 1mm to approximately 3mm. The shape of the plaques is not very irregular, it has thus far been nearly to totally circular.
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No