Prophinder: A computational tool for prophage prediction in prokaryotic genomes

Gipsi Lima-Mendez, Jacques Van Helden, Ariane Toussaint, Raphaël Leplae

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Abstract

Prophinder is a prophage prediction tool coupled with a prediction database, a web server and web service. Predicted prophages will help to fill the gaps in the current sparse phage sequence space, which should cover an estimated 100 million species. Systematic and reliable predictions will enable further studies of prophages contribution to the bacteriophage gene pool and to better understand gene shuffling between prophages and phages infecting the same host.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-865
Number of pages3
JournalBioinformatics
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

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