Category Archives: Education

Most Recent Viruses Isolated in Iredell County

Student scientists at Mitchell Community College are once again hunting for and researching phages, specific viruses that infect bacteria. This undergraduate research program, SEA-PHAGES, is sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s science education division. The unique program has three main … Continue reading

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Microbacteriophage Piperis: A new virus discovered by Mitchell CC researchers

Complete Genome Sequence of Cluster EC Microbacteriophage Piperis Ryan Kistemaker, Annica Teasley, Lavender Cook, Alyssa Moliis, Anna Josey, Thomas Ray, Farrah Collins, Alisa Whitcomb, Ryan Swarts, Yazmen Roseboro, Shallah Glover, Ian Goodman, Kaitlyn Dishman, Kimberlyn Pickens, Justin Leonard, D. Parks … Continue reading

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Microbacteriophage LaviMo: A new virus discovered by Mitchell CC researchers

Complete Genome Sequence of Cluster EE Microbacteriophage LaviMo Lavender Cook, Alyssa Moliis, Anna Josey, Thomas Ray, Ryan Kistemaker, Annica Teasley, Farrah Collins, Alisa Whitcomb, Ryan Swarts, Yazmen Roseboro, Shallah Glover, Ian Goodman, Kaitlyn Dishman, Kimberlyn Pickens, Justin Leonard, D. Parks … Continue reading

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Discovering Ancient Viruses

In 2000, scientists drilled a hole into the Siberian permafrost to collect old soil and look for ancient predators. In fact, these soil samples were estimated to be around 30,000 years old. These viral predators may be even older. Ten … Continue reading

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