Details for Phage Zorp
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Detailed Information for Phage Zorp
Discovery Information
Found ByLauren Remijas
Year Found2018
Location FoundCalabasas, CA USA
Finding InstitutionUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Program Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science
From enriched soil sample?No
GPS Coordinates34.151944 N, 118.6975 W Map
Discovery NotesSample was collected on 10/7/18.
Notes: Dry soil sample, rural area near Malibu State Park, around 40 feet away from a local road and 2 feet from a dirt path, no nearby water, surrounded by small plants.
Depth from which sample was taken: 10 cm
Air temperature: 22°C
Direct Plating or Enrichment: Direct Plating
Isolation temperature: 35°C

Characterization was performed by Team The Phage Babes (Lauren Remijas, Andrew Kapinos, Canela Torres) and Team What the Phage (Diane Lee, Andrew Ly, Michael Kina Wei, Neel Patel).

MIMG103AL-F18 Instructor: Dr. Amanda Freise
Teaching Assistant: Samuel Wu
Undergraduate Assistant: Kimberly Uehisa
Laboratory Support: Dr. Krisanavane Reddi and Dr. Jordan Moberg Parker
Naming NotesThe name was inspired by the show Parks and Recreation, wherein Zorp is described as a lizard god. We hoped our phage would emulate the strength of this god in our experiments.
Sequencing Information
Sequencing Complete?No
Sequencing FacilityOther
Genome length (bp)Unknown
Character of genome endsUnknown
Fasta file available?No
Plaque NotesBullseye plaques. Plaque diameter range: 1-4mm
Final annotation complete?No
Has been Phamerated?No
Uploaded to GenBank?No
Available Files
Plaque PictureDownload
EM PictureDownload