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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.
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Shared SEA-PHAGES Phages
1 2 Apr 27, 2022
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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.
5 33 Mar 21, 2019
10:08 AM
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 8 Jun 7, 2017
6:37 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.
14 55 Dec 3, 2021
10:32 AM
Annotation
Questions about calling genes/tRNAs, selecting start sites, predicting functions, etc.
39 147 Apr 10, 2022
3:29 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.
205 296 Aug 6, 2019
3:29 PM
Lysogeny/Immunity
Questions and discussions about temperate phages, the lysogenic life cycle, genetic switches, immunity, repressors, super-infection, etc.
8 28 Mar 31, 2022
11:00 AM
Papers
Questions about or suggestions of interesting papers related to phages.
3 10 Dec 12, 2017
9:04 AM
Bioinformatic Tools and Analyses
A forum for questions and discussion about bioinformatic tools beyond the standard DNA Master and Phamerator. Ask about programs/analyses like Gepard, ANIs, Gene Content Similarity, SplitsTree, Clustal, etc.
5 27 May 10, 2022
2:31 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.
33 194 May 5, 2022
11:06 PM
Sequencing, Assembling, and Finishing Genomes
For questions about sequencing, assembling, or finishing phage genomes.
4 14 Mar 1, 2022
12:47 PM

Software

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DNA Master
Using DNA Master to annotate and analyze phage genomes.
91 739 Apr 12, 2022
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Phamerator
Questions, discussions, and help related to using the comparative-genomics program Phamerator.
19 146 May 18, 2022
7:39 PM
SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine
Questions related to downloading, installing, and using the SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine.
17 108 Feb 2, 2022
5:44 PM
SEA-PHAGES App
Questions/comments/discussions related to using the SEA-PHAGES App, available on iOS and Android.
2 14 Aug 27, 2019
11:04 AM
PECAAN
A forum for questions about the Phage Evidence Collection and Annotation Network developed at Western Kentucky University.
26 117 Apr 29, 2022
5:34 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.
2 14 Aug 12, 2021
4:05 PM
Starterator
Using Starterator to compare called gene start sites across a pham, and interpreting results.
38 309 Apr 11, 2022
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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.
6 28 Feb 6, 2020
11:16 AM
Gordonia
Questions/comments related to using Gordonia species as phage hunting hosts.
3 11 Nov 30, 2020
9:25 AM
Microbacterium
Questions/comments related to using Microbacterium species as phage hunting hosts.
2 5 Oct 28, 2018
10:41 AM
Mycobacterium
Questions/comments related to using Mycobacterium species as phage hunting hosts.
5 18 Jun 9, 2020
10:41 AM
Rhodococcus
Questions/comments related to using Rhodococcus species as phage hunting hosts.
1 3 Dec 11, 2018
3:23 PM
Streptomyces
Questions/comments related to using Streptomyces species as phage hunting hosts.
2 14 Jul 11, 2017
1:08 PM