Details for Phage Thornton
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Detailed Information for Phage Thornton
Discovery Information
Found ByS. Veeramacheneni, H Freeman, L Crow
Year Found2017
Location FoundRichmond, VA United States
Finding InstitutionVirginia Commonwealth University
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?Yes
GPS CoordinatesUnavailable
Discovery NotesThis phage was a surprise, from sequencing BillyBob DNA. It must have been a 'contaminant' in the sample.
BillyBob/Thornton was discovered using Bt DSM 350, but the students switched to Btk when they saw plaques would form.
Naming NotesThis phage was a surprise, from sequencing BillyBob DNA. We were able to assemble two phage genomes from the BillyBob DNA sample, so named this one Thornton.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Sequencing FacilityPittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Plaque NotesNot sure because this was probably a sneaky contaminating phage.
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?Yes: MW348917.1