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Bacteriophages are viruses that infect and replicate in bacteria and are being researched for medical applications. MyPhage is a Mycobacteriophage discovered in Anaconda, Montana in May of 2009. The student found the phage in soil from a potted plant. The background of SolarFlare is unknown.
Fogarty, Erin S.; Sparks, Hannah E.; Wise, Tavi R.; and Pedulla, Marisa L., "The Amplification and Characterization of Mycobacteriophages MyPhage and SolarFlare" (2018). 2018 Undergraduate Research. 4.