Hi all-

We've successfully made it through direct isolation and purification this semester, but has anyone else noticed a consistently low isolation rate for Gordonia phages over the last two months? We usually have a very high success rate (50-70%) on direct isolation here in Pittsburgh, but it's dropped down to 20% this semester across all 10 of our sections. Has anyone else noticed issues with low isolation rates for Gordonia? I'm curious as to what could be happening.