7 thoughts on “P7 – Trovinger

    1. A siphoviridae morphotype means that the phage has a long noncontractile tail which allows it to integrate its DNA into the host cell that it’s affecting. Other morphotypes have much shorter tails as well so this also helps us to identify characteristics of a cluster if there’s a common pattern in tail length.

    1. The soil sample was obtained on UC Boulder’s campus by the bench closest to the entrance of Kittredge west. GPS coordinates are also included in the poster or a visual map is provided in the phages database online as we archived our high titer lysate.

  1. Good presentation overall. How would finding the exact cluster of the phage aid in future research? Which bacteria strains would you start off with in testing?

    1. Thanks! Clusters are really just a way to classify phages with similar genomes so finding the cluster could be a useful tool for a scientist looking to find a phage similar to others by looking for ones in the same cluster. I’ve found research that shows tuberculosis to be an interesting antibiotic resistant bacterial strain so I’d be interested in seeing if our phage “regnivort” could be used alongside antibiotics to fight tuberculosis.

    2. Thanks! Clusters are really just a way to categorize phages with similar genomes so finding our cluster could help scientists in the future to sort through phages if they’re looking for a phage similar to another one that’s in the same cluster. I’ve seen a lot of research indicating that phage can be effective in treating antibiotic resistant tuberculosis so I think I would test “Regnivort” to see if it successfully fights tuberculosis alongside antibiotics.

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