6 thoughts on “P7 – Xu

    1. Scientists classify phages by cluster, and O cluster means that the phages in the cluster have characteristics similar to flat heads with flexible tails.

  1. why is M smeg bacteria used for plaque morphology? what are the possible reasons that the controls did not show in the PCR?

    1. Non pathogenic M. smegmatis can be easily and freely used, and also it has wide range of hosts. For positive control, it might because the DNA is contaminated or the O-cluster primer is contaminated.

    1. It may be because there were two different phage DNA in our samples, which were not completely extracted in the purification stage.

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