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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.


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

Bacillus phage Flapjack

GenBank File KY888882

Phages DB Flapjack entry

Publication – 2016 UMBC Phage Hunters, Erill I, Caruso SM (2017) Bacillus cereus Group Bacteriophage Flapjack Genome Sequence. Genome Announc 5(31):e00700-17. Available at: doi:10.1128/genomeA.00700-17.

2016 Bacillus phage Podoviridae

Bacillus phage BeachBum

GenBank File KY921761

Phages DB BeachBum

Bacillus phage Harambe

GenBank File KY821088 

Phages DB Harambe entry

Bacillus phage SerPounce

GenBank File KY947509

Phages DB SerPounce entry

Publication – 2016 UMBC Phage Hunters, Erill I, Caruso SM (2017) Complete Genome Sequences of Three phi29-Like Bacillus cereus Group Podoviridae. Genome Announc 5(29):e00701-17. Available here: doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00701-17

Streptomyces phage Abt2graduatex2

GenBank File MF975638

Phages DB Abt2graduatex2 entry

Streptomyces phage Scap1

GenBank File MF975637

Phages DB Scap1 entry


2016 STEM-BUILD, Cohort 1, Bacillus phages Anthony, Taffo16, and Momo

Bacillus phage Anthony

GenBank File MF498901

Phages DB Anthony entry

Bacillus phage Taffo16

GenBank File MF765814

Phages DB Taffo16 entry

Bacillus phage Momo

GenBank File TBA

Phages DB Momo entry


2015-16, Bacillus phage SalinJah and Streptomyces phage Nanodon

Bacillus phage SalinJah

GenBank File KX011169

Phages DB SalinJah entry

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

Streptomyces phage Nanodon

GenBank File KX344445

Phages DB Nanodon entry

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


2014-15, Bacillus phage TsarBomba

GeneBank File KT224359

Phages DB TsarBomba entry

Publication –

2014 UMBC Phage Hunters, Erill I, Caruso SM. (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.


2013-14, Bacillus phages AvesoBmore and Eyuki

AvesoBmore GeneBank File KT307976

Phages DB AvesoBmore entry

Eyuki GeneBank File KT207918

Phages DB Eyuki entry

Publication – 2013 UMBC Phage Hunters, Erill I, Caruso SM. (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


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. Available Here: doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1757-0

Gillis A, Mahillon J (2014) Phages preying on Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, and Bacillus thuringiensis: past, present and future. Viruses 6(7):2623–72. Available Here: doi:  10.3390/v6072623

Chung C-H, et al. (2017) Predicting genome terminus sequences of Bacillus cereus-group bacteriophage using next generation sequencing data. BMC Genomics 18(1):350. Available Here: doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3744-0


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:


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:


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