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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.
9 18 Feb 27, 2018
11:55 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.
5 29 Feb 20, 2018
2:32 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
11:44 AM

Science

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Phage Biology
No question is too simple or too complicated! Ask questions about phages here.
5 10 Feb 27, 2018
4:35 PM
Annotation
Questions about calling genes/tRNAs, selecting start sites, predicting functions, etc.
124 399 Apr 24, 2018
9:19 AM
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.
136 150 Apr 24, 2018
11:38 AM
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.
3 10 Dec 12, 2017
9:04 AM

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.
11 77 Dec 11, 2017
9:27 AM

Software

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DNA Master
Using DNA Master to annotate and analyze phage genomes.
48 341 Apr 20, 2018
12:59 PM
Phamerator
Questions, discussions, and help related to using the comparative-genomics program Phamerator.
23 120 Feb 14, 2018
8:28 AM
SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine
Questions related to downloading, installing, and using the SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine.
13 84 Jan 22, 2018
3:08 PM
SEA-PHAGES App
Questions/comments/discussions related to using the SEA-PHAGES App, available on iOS and Android.
1 8 Dec 7, 2017
11:32 AM
PECAAN
A forum for questions about the Phage Evidence Collection and Annotation Network developed at Western Kentucky University.
7 22 Jan 25, 2018
10:58 AM
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.
20 195 Feb 13, 2018
8:31 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.
3 9 Apr 9, 2018
4:53 PM
Gordonia
Questions/comments related to using Gordonia species as phage hunting hosts.
1 1 Aug 25, 2016
4:56 PM
Microbacterium
Questions/comments related to using Microbacterium species as phage hunting hosts.
1 3 Oct 17, 2017
10:18 AM
Mycobacterium
Questions/comments related to using Mycobacterium species as phage hunting hosts.
3 14 Feb 7, 2018
8:40 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.
2 14 Jul 11, 2017
1:08 PM