Status

Faculty

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Department

Biology

Description

Salem State was fortunate to be able to run the Phage Discovery semester of SEA-PHAGES in person in the Fall of 2020 under COVID-19 compliant protocols. Two actinobacterial hosts were used; Microbacterium foliorum and Gordonia rubripertincta. Student enriched soil samples yielded a number of phages on both hosts. We were able to amplify and purify two unique phages on each host, and finally send both DNA samples for full genome sequencing at the University of Pittsburgh. Microbacterium phage Juicer is a lytic siphoviridae in cluster EA6 at 41099 base pairs in length and displays typical genome organization. Genome annotation is accomplished by comparison to several close relatives. Gordonia phage GiKK is a lytic siphoviridae in cluster CT at 47537 base pairs and also has typical synteny and close relatives to compare for annotation during the Bioinformatics semester of SEA-PHAGES at Salem State University.

Presentation Type

Poster

Included in

Biology Commons

COinS
 

Discovery and Annotation of Microbacterium foliorum phage Juicer and Gordonia rubripertincta phage GiKK.

Salem State was fortunate to be able to run the Phage Discovery semester of SEA-PHAGES in person in the Fall of 2020 under COVID-19 compliant protocols. Two actinobacterial hosts were used; Microbacterium foliorum and Gordonia rubripertincta. Student enriched soil samples yielded a number of phages on both hosts. We were able to amplify and purify two unique phages on each host, and finally send both DNA samples for full genome sequencing at the University of Pittsburgh. Microbacterium phage Juicer is a lytic siphoviridae in cluster EA6 at 41099 base pairs in length and displays typical genome organization. Genome annotation is accomplished by comparison to several close relatives. Gordonia phage GiKK is a lytic siphoviridae in cluster CT at 47537 base pairs and also has typical synteny and close relatives to compare for annotation during the Bioinformatics semester of SEA-PHAGES at Salem State University.