This Week in Nucleic Acids Research | GenomeWeb

In the latest issue of Nucleic Acids Research, researchers from San Diego State University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Cairo University report on a new computational method for fishing out viral sequences tucked away in bacterial genomes. The weighted phase detection algorithm, dubbed PhiSpy, relies on sequence similarity, prophage traits such as protein lengths and phage insertion sites, and nucleotide composition cues to root out these prophages.

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