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Below we've collected articles—from a variety of sources—that are related to the SEA-PHAGES program. If you know of an article that should be added to this collection, please contact us and let us know about it!

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Students in interactive course look to discover, name phages

Marlon Morgan

Western Carolina News | Sept. 30, 2015

Western Carolina University student Sean Kent didn’t pick the course, but when he saw he was registered for it, the name “Phage Hunters” immediately got his attention. Brooke Burns also found she was placed in the course. After hearing so many other freshmen at orientation say they were excited about WCU’s newest biology/chemistry course, she, too, decided to keep it. Now she says it’s by far her favorite....read more

Related institution: Western Carolina University

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Going viral: C of I students attend HHMI symposium

The College of Idaho—Student News | Aug. 4, 2015

Jetblade. The name might sound like the newest Marvel superhero to hit the big screen, but it’s actually the newest bacterial virus analyzed by College of Idaho students....read more

Related institution: College of Idaho

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Student ‘Virus Hunters’ publish research in peer journal

FGCU 360 | July 2, 2015

Students and faculty involved in FGCU’s “Honors Virus Hunters” course helped produce a research paper that has been accepted for publication in eLife, a highly ranked peer-reviewed scientific journal for the biomedical and life sciences....read more

Related institution: Florida Gulf Coast University

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This scientific paper has 2,863 authors. How?

Danielle Wiener-Bronner

Fusion | May 12, 2015

The scientific journal eLife published a paper on viruses last month—specifically, the genetics of bacteriophages: viruses that infect, and replicate within, bacteria. By sequencing the genomes of individual bacteriophages, or phages, the authors were able to glean information about the genetic makeup of the viruses more broadly.... read more

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UWF Biology And Chemistry Crews Team Up To Hunt Phages

Bob Barrett

wuwf 88.1 | May 12, 2015

The University of West Florida has been chosen to pioneer a unique collaboration between its chemistry and biology departments. Let’s start off with an important definition....read more

Related institution: University of West Florida

Research paper with 2,863 authors expands knowledge of bacteriophages

Science Daily | May 11, 2015

We know that bacteriophages are viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria. We know that they are the most abundant organisms on Earth. But we don't know much about their genetic architecture....read more

Related institution: University of Pittsburgh

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Freshmen participate in huge research study on tiny viruses

CU Boulder Today | May 1, 2015

A new study appearing this week in the scientific journal eLIFE about the rapid evolution of small viruses that infect bacteria includes 59 University of Colorado Boulder co-authors, all of whom conducted research for the paper as freshmen....read more

Related institution: University of Colorado at Boulder

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One student gets to name lab discovery

Oscar Santiago Torres

Eagle News | Aug. 27, 2014

An agar plate lies still. Omnicron has destroyed the layer of bacteria inside the plate, leaving plaques or dark holes 2 mm in diameter. Omnicron is a virus replicating itself inside the plate. The discovery of this virus belongs to Tasha Baer, a Florida Gulf Coast University student from the 2013-14 Virus Hunters course....read more

Related institution: Florida Gulf Coast University

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A summer of sequencing

Joseph McClain

Ideation | Sept. 6, 2013

It was the summer that the freshmen ruled the sequencer. Technically, the six William & Mary students who logged heavy lab time with a state-of-the-art Ion Torrent gene sequencer had finished their freshman year and therefore did their summer work as rising sophomores....read more

Related institution: College of William & Mary

Thumbnail for WKU 2012 Goldwater Scholarship Recipient Charles Coomer

WKU 2012 Goldwater Scholarship Recipient Charles Coomer

innovateKY/YouTube | April 24, 2012

Charles Coomer, a junior in the Honors College at WKU and the son of Evell and Don Coomer, has been involved in microbiological research for two years. In the lab of Dr. Rodney King, associate professor of biology, Coomer is characterizing viruses that infect bacterial cells...read more

Related institution: Western Kentucky University

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