Author Archives: P. Collins

Packing Light: Why Phages (May) Have tRNA Genes

To properly encode a segment of DNA and turn it into a functional protein, cells need several things– 1) messenger RNA that converts the gene code into a slightly different form; 2) a ribosome that serves as the site of … Continue reading

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Microbacteriophage Rasovi: A new phage found by Mitchell CC researchers

Complete Genome Sequence of Cluster EJ Microbacteriophage Rasovi Samantha Keyes, Julia McClain, Jaden Moore, Kirsten Noblin Abstract Microbacteriophage Rasovi is a cluster EJ bacteriophage which was isolated from soil collected in Troutman, NC. Rasovi has a 42,917-bp genome with 64 … Continue reading

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Microbacteriophage AvGardian: A new phage found by Mitchell CC researchers

Complete Genome Sequence of Cluster EB Microbacteriophage AvGardian Garrett Steele, Avery Cline, Kasandra Clouatre, Tiffany Haydt, Cadence Murphy, Maddie Simmons, Nelson Spencer, Jackson Swicegood, Samantha Walls Abstract Microbacteriophage AvGardian is a cluster EB bacteriophage which was isolated from soil collected … Continue reading

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Viruses and Insecticides?

Some soil-dwelling bacteria are entomopathogenic– meaning they cause diseases in arthopods. These types of bacteria and the toxins they produce are effective microbial insecticides. The bacteria typically enter insects through ingestion then produce toxins that disrupt the lining of the … Continue reading

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