PhagesDB Blog

Updates, thoughts, comments, clarifications, serial commas, and more from the PhagesDB team. This is where we'll keep you up-to-date with the latest news and info related to the bacteriophage world.

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Dan Russell
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Jan 23, 2018

Gene Content Similarity and Dissimilarity


Last year, one of the grad students in the Hatfull lab, Travis Mavrich, was the lead author on a paper in Nature Microbiology that explored the extent to which horizontal gene transfer and ...

Dan Russell
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May 8, 2015

I'm very excited to announce that in the next few weeks, we'll be launching the new Actinobacter phage database which will merge the existing Myco, Arthro, and Strepto DBs as well as have the ability to hold information about any ...

Tags: PhagesDB
Dan Russell
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Jan 26, 2015

I've gotten a few questions recently about doing phage genome sequencing on Illumina sequencers, and we ourselves have been pumping genomes through our Illumina MiSeq and loving it. But I wanted to issue a word of caution to anyone considering ...

Tags: Sequencing
Dan Russell
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Oct 31, 2014
Recently, Eric Miller at NC State asked me about phage genome ends, and how a 3' overhang (sticky end) would look in an assembled genome compared to how a 5' overhang would look. So I made a picture! Hopefully it ...
Charlie Bowman
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Oct 7, 2014

Summary


A major update to the way that Phams are built in Phamerator is being deployed that greatly speeds up database construction and enhances client performance in regards to downloads and updates. Users will see minor differences in the phams ...

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