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Details for Phage Terra
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Detailed Information for Phage Terra
Discovery Information
Found ByFrederic-Simon Pierre-Louis, Caitlynn Quinn
Year Found2013
Location FoundBaltimore , MD United States of America
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS Coordinates39.256642 N, 76.698872 W Map
Discovery NotesEnvironmental sample gathered on the edge of the UMBC pond on a down-sloping hill and often exposed to wildlife, such a geese migration over numerous years.
Naming NotesTerm derived from the Latin phrase “telus tersa” meaning dry soil, adequately named for the type of terrain it was collected from. Also in reference to the ancient roman myth of terra as "Mother Earth".
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?Yes
Date Sequencing CompletedJan 13, 2014
Sequencing FacilityNC State Genomic Sciences Laboratory
Shotgun Sequencing MethodIllumina Sequencing
Approximate Shotgun Coverage3681
Genome length (bp)161944
GC Content38.7%
Character of genome endsDirect Terminal Repeat
Direct Terminal Repeat Length2552 bp
End Determination NotesIllumina reads showed a clear buildup on either side of a region of ~2x higher coverage than the rest of the genome.
Fasta file available?Yes: Download fasta file
Other Cluster Members
Plaque NotesCircular, and heavily turbid exhibiting concentric rings and often a light halo surrounding the plaque. Average measurement of plaques was 6mm.
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload