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    1. Yes, it is one factor that helps dictate which family a phage belongs to. There is three families of phages: Myoviridiae, Siphoviridae, and Podoviridae. Siphoviridae has the longest tail of the three families. Myoviridaie has a thicker, shorter tail while Podoviridae has the smallest one

  1. Wonderful presentation! I was wondering what does the classification of a phage tell you about it? Is there anything other than tail length and head diameter?

    1. The classification of a phage can tell us how specifically the phage attacks the bacteria cell, since each phage attacks their host differently depending on the family they belong to. Tail length and diameter is the things we follow when deciding the family of a phage.

  2. If you confirmed the phage DNA was good for experiments like PCR or Restriction Digest were you unable to do these experiments due to time?

    1. Yes, we unfortunately ran out of time in the semester to run PCR and restriction digest.

  3. How does the measurement of the tail dictate which family it belongs to?

    1. Phage families each have a distinct head diameter and tail length. Knowing the tail length allows us to further classify it to the family it belongs to.

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