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Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Biology
The bacteriophage population is extremely diverse and abundant, with a seemingly limitless number of phages that have yet to be isolated and sequenced. The SEA-PHAGES program discovers and completely sequences the genome of hundreds of phages every year, contributing to the ever-growing database of phage sequences. However, there is little data about the conditions in which these phages are collected and if weather conditions can have an effect on the likelihood of isolating a phage. The SEA-PHAGES app, when used by students in the SEA- PHAGES program, will collect data on the location and weather conditions in which a soil sample was collected. These data could provide information in the future about the relationship between the weather and the bacteriophage community in soil.
Degnon, Kelly M., "Enhancing the sea-phages app to collect weather-related metadata from soil sampling locations" (2018). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 539.