Adair Borges, Atanas Radkov, and Peter S. Thuy-Boun
Published: Dec 19, 2022
This pub details a process for phage amplification and concentration, DNA extraction, and HPLC and MS analysis of phage nucleosides. We optimized the approach with model phages known to use non-canonical nucleosides in their DNA, but plan to apply it for other phages.
The sourmash Python package produces many outputs that describe the content and similarity of sequencing data. We developed a new R package, sourmashconsumr, that lets a wider range of users easily load, analyze, and visualize those outputs in R.
Adair Borges, Rachel Dutton, Elizabeth McDaniel, Taylor Reiter, and Emily C.P. Weiss
Published: Mar 11, 2023
How do you approach getting a microbiome set up in a new lab? We’re sharing protocols for how we collected, stocked, and sequenced a set of cheese rind microbiomes and generated a high-quality metagenomics resource for future computational studies.
Januka Athukoralage, Adair Borges, and Taylor Reiter
Published: Mar 14, 2023
We struggled to isolate enough phage mRNA for HPLC as we searched for new nucleoside chemistries. Ribodepleting the abundant extracted rRNA introduced contaminating DNA, and we were still left with more bacterial mRNA than phage transcripts. We suggest an alternative approach.