Details for Phage Vaticus
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Detailed Information for Phage Vaticus
Discovery Information
Found ByAmirah Harrison, Trisha Tomcy, Vaishnavi Nair
Year Found2023
Location FoundBaltimore, MD United States
Finding InstitutionUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
GPS Coordinates39.36196 N, 76.54716 W Map
Discovery NotesPhange Enzyme Tool Search:
- Vaticus had a 57.1% similarity score to phages of Cluster C, and Subcluster C1

Host Range Testing:
Vaticus was tested on five various strains of Bacillus, including the original host; Bacillus anthracis delta Sterne, Bacillus cereus FDA5, Bacillus cereus Gibson, and Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies Konkukian, and the original host, Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies Kurstaki. Vaticus infected both the original host and B. anthracis delta Sterne with an Efficiency of Plating (EOP) of 0.75.
Naming NotesCombination of founders' initials.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Plaque Notes-Circular streak
-entire edge
-smooth glistening surface
-flat elevation
-cloudy with a halo in the center
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No
Available Files
Restriction Digest PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload