Complete genome sequences of 138 mycobacteriophages
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the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV Mycobacterial Genetics Course Students
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Citation of Original PublicationGraham F. Hatfull, et.al, Complete Genome Sequences of 138 Mycobacteriophages, Journal of Virology, 2012 ,86(4):2382-4, https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.06870-11
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Bacteriophages are the most numerous biological entities in the biosphere, and although their genetic diversity is high, it remains ill defined. Mycobacteriophages-the viruses of mycobacterial hosts-provide insights into this diversity as well as tools for manipulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We report here the complete genome sequences of 138 new mycobacteriophages, which-together with the 83 mycobacteriophages previously reported-represent the largest collection of phages known to infect a single common host, Mycobacterium smegmatis mc² 155.