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UMBC Phage Hunters’ results have been featured in publications and are available in GenBank, with more results and publications coming all the time. Here are some of the places you can find UMBC Phage Hunter produced data and related content.


2008-09, Mycobacterium phage Puhltonio

GenBank file GQ303264.1

Phages DB Puhltonio entry

Publication – Pope WH, et al. (2011) Expanding the diversity of mycobacteriophages: Insights into genome architecture and evolution. PLoS One 6(1). Available Here: doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0016329


2009-10, Mycobacterium phage Drazdys

GenBank file JF704116

Phages DB Drazdys entry

Publication – Hatfull GF (2012) Complete genome sequences of 138 mycobacteriophages. J Virol 86(4):2382–4. Available Here: doi:  10.1128/JVI.06870-11:


2010-11, Mycobacterium phage Methuselah

GenBank file KC661272

Phages DB Methuselah entry

Publication – Pope WH, et al. (2015) Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity. Elife 4:e06416. Available Here:  doi:


2012-13, Bacillus phage Troll

GenBank file KF208639.2

Phages DB Troll entry

Publications –

Sauder AB, et al. (2016) Genomic characterization and comparison of seven Myoviridae bacteriophage infecting Bacillus thuringiensis. Virology 489:243–251. Available Here: doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2015.12.012

Grose JH, Jensen GL, Burnett SH, Breakwell DP (2014) Genomic comparison of 93 Bacillus phages reveals 12 clusters, 14 singletons and remarkable diversity. BMC Genomics 15(1):855. Available Here: doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-855

Asare PT, et al. (2015) Putative type 1 thymidylate synthase and dihydrofolate reductase as signature genes of a novel Bastille-like group of phages in the subfamily Spounavirinae. BMC Genomics 16:582. doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1757-0


2013-14, Bacillus phages AvesoBmore and Eyuki

AvesoBmore GeneBank File KT307976

Phages DB AvesoBmore entry

Eyuki GeneBank File KT207918

Phages DB Eyuki entry

Publication – Erill I, Caruso SM, 2013 UMBC Phage Hunters. (2015) Genome sequences of two Bacillus cereus group bacteriophages, Eyuki and AvesoBmore. Genome Announc 3(5):e01199-15. Available Here: doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01199-15


2014-15, Bacillus phage TsarBomba

GeneBank File KT224359

Phages DB TsarBomba entry

Publication –

Erill I, Caruso SM, 2014 UMBC Phage Hunters. (2015) Complete genome sequence of Bacillus cereus group phage TsarBomba. Genome Announc 3(5):e01178-15. Available Here: doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01178-15

Caruso SM, et al. (2016) ICTV Taxonomic Proposal 2016.051a-dB.A.v1.Tsarbombavirus. Create genus Tsarbombavirus in the subfamily Spounavirinae, family Myoviridae, order Caudovirales. Available Here: doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.22479.69287.


2015-16, Bacillus phage SalinJah and Streptomyces phage Nanodon


GenBank File KX011169

Phages DB SalinJah entry

Publication – Erill I, Caruso SM, 2015 UMBC Phage Hunters. (2016) Genome sequence of Bacillus cereus group phage SalinJah. Genome Announc 4(5):e00953-16. Available Here: doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00953-16


GenBank File KX344445

Phages DB Nanodon entry

Publication – Erill I, Caruso SM, 2015 UMBC Phage Hunters. (2016) Complete genome sequence of the Streptomyces phage Nanodon. Genome Announc 4(5):e01019-16. Available Here: doi:10.1128/genomeA.01019-16


2016-17, Bacillus phages Flapjack, BeachBum, and Harambe; and Streptomyces phages Abt2graduatex2 and Scap1


GenBank File KY888882 (submitted)

Phages DB Flapjack entry


GenBank File KY921761 (submitted)

Phages DB BeachBum


GenBank File KY821088 (submitted)

Phages DB Harambe entry


GenBank File KY947509 (submitted)

Phages DB SerPounce entry


Phages DB Abt2graduatex2 entry


Phages DB Scap1 entry