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University of Maine, Machias
Corresponding Faculty Member: Shallee Page,
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Isolation and Characterization of Mycobacteriophage Zenon
Zach Beal, Jeremy Bishop, Isaac Caballero, Kaleigh Carroll, Bryce Carter, Colby Drexel-Harmon, Corey Henderson, Kate LaPlante, Jessica Laytart, Monique Mills, Jessica Walker, Gerard Zegers, Shallee Page, Peter Nelson

Mycobacteriophage Zenon is a newly isolated phage from a soil sample collected at a farm in Maine, using Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2155 as a host. Zenon is one of five Cluster R phages. Cluster R phages display a high degree of similarity to each other (≥98% nucleotide sequence identity). A complete annotation of Zenon and its relationship to Cluster R are presented.