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Phages, phages and more phages!

by Bettina Wunderlich Phages, phages, phages. That’s all we hear around here, and it makes sense given the name “Phage Hunters”. But if I were reading this for the first time, I would have no idea what a phage is, so … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Try Again…and Again…and Again…

by Ben Szatanek This is the life lesson I have learned so far in my Phage Hunting class: you can’t always be successful on your first attempt at something. I’ve been forced to repeat myself over and over and over…and … Continue reading

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The Painful Adoption and Two Final Search Attempts

by Suzy Freeman I began Monday’s lab period by examining my plates. I was examining streak plates and a spot plate. I had streaked and spotted from a direct plate and a streak plate. A previous streak had become contaminated, … Continue reading

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The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow (hopefully)

by Eleni Padden So here I sit in my dimly lit dorm room, listening to the ever-present rain patter down outside, just enough to annoy the bejesus  out of everyone on campus but not enough to actually cause class cancellations. … Continue reading

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The Few, the Proud, the Phage Hunters

By Ellen Bruner What an adventure! I write now from the Central Command Center aka the wooden desk in my dorm room. In less than an hour, I’ll return to the lab for another exciting day of pursuing those promising … Continue reading

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And the hunt is on!

By Daniel Woods We are officially two weeks into the brand new school year, and what an exciting two weeks it has been for the phage hunting crew.  I know I’ve personally had fun so far for the 3 times … Continue reading

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How Does One Capture a Phage?

Phage are everywhere —- some estimate that they constitute the greatest biomass on Earth.  Although ubiquitous, you must expend some effort to isolate one.  How does one capture a phage?  This summer, while I was at Janelia Farm, the research … Continue reading

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