6 thoughts on “P49 – Lillemoen

  1. This is so interesting! What is the importance of this phage being a siphoviridae? What is the importance of that classification?

    1. It’s important to classify it for archiving and the phage database! Phages can fall into different families with regards to their morphology, so in my case identifying it as a siphovirdae can allow us to compare it to others in this same family and gain further knowledge.

  2. Great findings! What exactly is a bacteriophage? How does being a siphoviridae phage differ from the other families of phages?

    1. Hey there! A bacteriophage is a virus that acts as a parasite to a host cell by infecting it and reproducing inside it. In my case, I identified a siphoviridae and this family is typically identified through the long non contractile tails. You can take a look at my EM image and see that my phage is approx. 160nm, which definitely indicates it to fit into the characteristics of a siphoviridae.

    1. Thanks for commenting! Essentially the purpose of the gaining the concentration of lysate is to calculate the high titer lysate AND used when archiving!

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