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SEA-PHAGES Community

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General Message Board
A place to post messages of interest to the SEA-PHAGES community, such as undergraduate research opportunities, job postings, paper announcements, etc.
2 7 Apr 27, 2017
8:26 AM
Host-Range Project
A forum for discussions and questions about the SEA-PHAGES community project investigating the host range of a known panel of phages.
19 31 Mar 21, 2017
7:01 PM
Xeno Project
A forum for discussions and questions about the SEA-PHAGES community project seeking phages that are defended against by a Xeno lysogen.
4 7 Dec 16, 2016
12:12 PM
Messages for Cabrini College
1 25 May 31, 2016
11:44 AM

Science

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Phage Biology
No question is too simple or too complicated! Ask questions about phages here.
4 9 Aug 29, 2016
2:15 PM
Annotation
Questions about calling genes/tRNAs, selecting start sites, predicting functions, etc.
39 125 May 25, 2017
10:13 PM
Cluster-Specific Annotation Tips
This forum contains sub-forums that have specific and critical information you'll need to know when annotating phages of certain clusters.
5 6 May 19, 2017
12:36 PM
Lysogeny/Immunity
Questions and discussions about temperate phages, the lysogenic life cycle, genetic switches, immunity, repressors, super-infection, etc.
3 9 Apr 11, 2017
7:32 PM
Papers
Questions about or suggestions of interesting papers related to phages.
2 9 Apr 4, 2016
2:41 PM

Protocols

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Phage Discovery/Isolation
Questions about how to isolate phages from the environment, including the use of enrichment protocols to help yield.
10 68 Nov 21, 2016
7:07 PM

Software

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DNA Master
Using DNA Master to annotate and analyze phage genomes.
34 226 Apr 27, 2017
8:19 PM
Phamerator
Questions, discussions, and help related to using the comparative-genomics program Phamerator.
19 93 Apr 12, 2017
2:16 PM
SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine
Questions related to downloading, installing, and using the SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine.
12 72 Mar 28, 2017
10:29 AM
SEA-PHAGES App
Questions/comments/discussions related to using the SEA-PHAGES App, available on iOS and Android.
1 4 Sep 27, 2016
11:07 AM
PECAAN
A forum for questions about the Phage Evidence Collection and Annotation Network developed at Western Kentucky University.
6 13 Apr 17, 2017
4:59 PM
Consed
Questions and discussions about how to use Consed to quality-control phage genome assemblies.
2 8 Apr 6, 2016
11:38 PM
Newbler
Using 454's GS De Novo Assembler (aka Newbler) to assemble phage genomes.
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Starterator
Using Starterator to compare called gene start sites across a pham, and interpreting results.
16 178 May 8, 2017
5:52 PM
AceUtil
Questions about using AceUtil to quality-control phage genomes.
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Hosts

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Arthrobacter
Questions/comments related to using Arthrobacter species as phage hunting hosts.
1 7 Nov 2, 2016
2:23 PM
Gordonia
Questions/comments related to using Gordonia species as phage hunting hosts.
1 1 Aug 25, 2016
4:56 PM
Mycobacterium
Questions/comments related to using Mycobacterium species as phage hunting hosts.
2 12 Oct 25, 2016
11:16 PM
Rhodococcus
Questions/comments related to using Rhodococcus species as phage hunting hosts.
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Streptomyces
Questions/comments related to using Streptomyces species as phage hunting hosts.
1 7 Sep 16, 2015
10:10 PM