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Phageverance.

by Parth Patel There are many lessons to learn in life but I believe one of the more important ones is perseverance. I can say that in my eighteen amazing years of being alive, I have never had to be … Continue reading

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Phage or not a Phage…That is the Question!

Walking across the beach on campus I could clearly see straight ahead of me just what I was looking for.  It sat poised, ready to join me on a epic journey whose end was unknown.  Step by step I got closer … Continue reading

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Hunting Down the Bacteriophage: Mission Quite Impossible

by John Cotoia The map to obtaining a pure bacteriophage for Mycobacterium smegmatis is not self explanatory; there are dead ends, confounding obstacles, and Jerry-rigged solutions. Testimony to the previous blogs, everyone has their own map to buried treasure, a … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Try Again…and Again…and Again…

by Ben Szatanek This is the life lesson I have learned so far in my Phage Hunting class: you can’t always be successful on your first attempt at something. I’ve been forced to repeat myself over and over and over…and … Continue reading

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I Love Streaking (agar plates)

by Alannah Lejeune Dear phage blog reader, Let me tell you the tale of one of the biggest emotional journeys I’ve undergone this year. No, I’m not talking about leaving home and going to college, I mean my search to … Continue reading

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The Painful Adoption and Two Final Search Attempts

by Suzy Freeman I began Monday’s lab period by examining my plates. I was examining streak plates and a spot plate. I had streaked and spotted from a direct plate and a streak plate. A previous streak had become contaminated, … Continue reading

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