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DNA Master Updated to Use Secure NCBI Connections

Thanks to Jeffrey Lawrence, significant changes have been made to the DNA Master code which now allow it to access the newly-secure servers of NCBI. To obtain these changes, you need to update the program. Without updating, important features of DNA Master will not work, including auto-annotation and BLASTing.

To update, open DNA Master then ...

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2016 Fall Archive Tubes

Archive tubes were shipped this week. Expect them no later than Thursday, November 3, 2016.

Annotation Guide for School Year 2015-16

We are not making any changes to the Annotation Guide for school year 2015-16. So the current edition is available and ready for printing at PhagesDB. The What’s New document is now ready too! Happy Annotating!

Annotation: What's new in 2014-15?

The revised DNA Master Annotation Guide is available on PhagesDB and the sea-wiki.  Below are some important revisions to note.

  • The process for submitting genomes for annotation QC has changed slightly.  You are asked to submit two .dnam5 files.  Particular attention to functional calls is needed.
  • Start-site decision-making has been modified to ...

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2014 In Silico Workshop

If you are interested in the In Silico Workshop materials you can find them at PhagesDB.

To all the participants, may we commend you on a job well done!!!  The GenBank Accession number for Mycobacteriophage Sheen is KP273225! 

"Life in Our Phage World"

"Life in Our Phage World"

Check out this new book (and free pdf) about phages.  It may just be the ticket for that quirky, informative approach to phage background you are looking for!

From the 2015phage.org website:  "To celebrate a century of phage exploration, we invite you to get intimate with 30 diverse phages in this premier ...

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Archiving 2014-15

We are shipping tubes for archiving on November 5, 2014.  The number of tubes you will receive will depend on the number of students enrolled in your classes that you enter on seaphages.org.  Please do so by October 29, 2014.  Once you have entered your student numbers and shipping address, we ...

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