Tag Archives: bacteriophage

The Tiny Plaque That Could

By Augusto Ramirez   “Time to hunt for some phages” I had been waiting all day to finally be able to collect my soil sample. Although I wanted to do it during the day, my roommate agreed to join me … Continue reading

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Reasons Why Being a Phage Hunter is Awesome

By Vanessa Phuong There are a total of two reasons why Tuesdays and Thursdays are my favorite week days to roll out of bed, one: my first class starts at 1:00 in the afternoon, and two: that first class is … Continue reading

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To whom it may concern

By Kate Whitaker “If we know what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”                           ~ Albert Einstein None of us know what we are doing. If … Continue reading

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A Phage-Hunter’s Dream Out of Some Texas Dirt

By Taylore King There I was, ten minutes from departing for Lovefield Airport in Dallas, Texas. Prepared with six suitcases of clothes and shoes and readying myself to board a plane headed for Baltimore, Maryland where a college adventure at … Continue reading

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How to Annotate a Genome

Second semester in Phage Hunting has been completely different from the fall. Last semester, we were in a standard biology lab every class, performing titer assays and streaks to isolate our own unique phage. I became the proud parent of … Continue reading

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Late to the Phage Party

By Skyler Uhl Unlike most of my fellow classmates, I have yet to isolate a phage of my own.  I was not in  Phage Hunting I last semester, so I was not able to join everyone else in their quest … Continue reading

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Bioinformatics…Round 2

You’d think that after months of searching for the best possible starts and stops of genes, blasting base pair sequences, and hhpred-ing protein sequences, two things would occur: 1) We’d know everything there is to know about Manatee’s genome and … Continue reading

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