Today, I adopted an M. smeg phage from Jade! (THANK YOU SO MUCH)
After trying almost ten soil samples, I just wasn’t finding either Arthro. OR M. smeg.
I just think I had bad luck when it comes to finding phages.
But anyhoo–as of right now, I’m in the process of purifying the phage I picked today and hopefully, I’ll be able to isolate a single phage with no contamination or major problems.
Thankfully, we’re all used to the lab setting now and aren’t having too much trouble finding materials or preventing contamination (yay!).
Either way, I can’t wait to see the plates I spotted next week!
Like the many others in the lab, fingers crossed!
I am quite jealous of your adoption. I am really hoping that if this last plate doesn’t turn up a phage, I will be able to adopt one from someone else as well! Congrats on your promotion to purification!
You are very welcome! I am glad my phage now has a loving home!