The NCBI SRA contains a lot of data – about 1016 bp at the moment! However, searching that has always been problematic. We’re happy to unveil a new search SRA service that allows you to search the random metagenomes in the SRA using either DNA or protein queries.
Which phage gene callers are people using?
We are curious how people annotate their phage genomes, and so we looked at both the genbank records and the literature.
We wanted to use Anvi’o on a windows machine, but that is impossible, so we set up an AWS free instance with anvi’o 5 up and running for the windows users. Here’s how to do it.
or why not to trust the top blast hit …
or why is my BLAST wrong …
I was recently looking at the relative orientation of phage terminase genes along the genome. Here is a little summary.
We teach a lot of bioinformatics. Here are some public resources we rely on. These are pulled from twitter, the web, and all over the place, and the text ended up being used elsewhere. Please feel free to suggest more to Rob!