Details for Phage KoopaTroopa
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Detailed Information for Phage KoopaTroopa
Discovery Information
Former namesKaChow
Found ByElizabeth Breckenridge and Sandra Arias
Year Found2021
Location FoundDumfries, VA United States
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Mary Washington
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates38.594174 N, 77.310477 W Map
Discovery NotesFound in the backyard, next to a garden. Found approximately late august/early September.

GPS Coordinates-
38.5941741 N
77.3104772 W
Naming NotesWe named Ka-Chow after the catchphrase by our idol, the beloved, Lightning McQueen, from the Disney Cars franchise. Our lab bench partners Emma and Ashlyn had been thinking about naming their Phage from their favorite character, and Sandra and I mentioned that we both liked Cars. So we picked our phage name from that.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedJan 13, 2022
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage419
Genome length (bp)170590
GC Content34.4%
Character of genome endsDirect Terminal Repeat
Direct Terminal Repeat Length284 bp
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Plaque NotesPlaque Morphology- circular and fuzzy around the borders and edges, dark in shading and color, small margins, relatively cloudy, has almost a bubble around it, more plaques on undiluted sample than on 10-1 plate.
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No