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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.
5 14 Nov 10, 2017
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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 24 Sep 11, 2017
3:32 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 8 Jun 7, 2017
6:37 PM
Messages for Cabrini College
1 25 May 31, 2016
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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
Questions about calling genes/tRNAs, selecting start sites, predicting functions, etc.
81 245 Nov 13, 2017
7:12 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.
6 11 Aug 27, 2017
11:25 AM
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
Questions about or suggestions of interesting papers related to phages.
2 9 Apr 4, 2016
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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.
11 69 Jul 6, 2017
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DNA Master
Using DNA Master to annotate and analyze phage genomes.
38 268 Nov 8, 2017
1:15 PM
Questions, discussions, and help related to using the comparative-genomics program Phamerator.
19 102 Oct 19, 2017
3:26 PM
SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine
Questions related to downloading, installing, and using the SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine.
13 77 Sep 22, 2017
3:24 PM
Questions/comments/discussions related to using the SEA-PHAGES App, available on iOS and Android.
1 6 Aug 25, 2017
10:24 AM
A forum for questions about the Phage Evidence Collection and Annotation Network developed at Western Kentucky University.
7 19 Jul 31, 2017
11:50 AM
Questions and discussions about how to use Consed to quality-control phage genome assemblies.
2 8 Apr 6, 2016
11:38 PM
Using 454's GS De Novo Assembler (aka Newbler) to assemble phage genomes.
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Using Starterator to compare called gene start sites across a pham, and interpreting results.
17 184 Aug 22, 2017
12:29 PM
Questions about using AceUtil to quality-control phage genomes.
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Questions/comments related to using Arthrobacter species as phage hunting hosts.
1 7 Nov 2, 2016
2:23 PM
Questions/comments related to using Gordonia species as phage hunting hosts.
1 1 Aug 25, 2016
4:56 PM
Questions/comments related to using Microbacterium species as phage hunting hosts.
1 3 Oct 17, 2017
10:18 AM
Questions/comments related to using Mycobacterium species as phage hunting hosts.
2 12 Oct 25, 2016
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Questions/comments related to using Rhodococcus species as phage hunting hosts.
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Questions/comments related to using Streptomyces species as phage hunting hosts.
2 14 Jul 11, 2017
1:08 PM