Details for Phage Deathrider
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Detailed Information for Phage Deathrider
Discovery Information
Found ByHannah Hatfield
Year Found2022
Location FoundFredericksburg, VA United States of America
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Mary Washington
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates38.318807 N, 77.559705 W Map
Discovery NotesA soil sample was taken from a fishing peg at Mott's Run Reservoir around 9:00 AM on 8/22/2022. This area is oftentimes covered with water, tadpoles, fish, and vegetation, depending on the height of the water level. On this particular day, the water level was low, but the soil was very muddy.
Naming NotesSince this is a "BTK phage", it could ideally include Anthrax in its host range. Deathrider is a song by the band Anthrax, and if phages had ears, I really think they'd listen to it while lysing.

"Conquering all, spreading terror
Hoofs gallop in thunderous pound
Devouring the souls of the wretched
Trampling them down to the ground

Hear the screams
Feel the bite
We ride with death
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Plaque NotesDistinct fuzzy circles. Bumpy/bubbly margins, and the entire plate has an overall grainy texture.
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload