PhiSiGns is a web-based and standalone application that provides a simple and convenient tool to identify signature genes and design primers for PCR amplification of related genes from environmental samples. PhiSiGns is intended for phage biologists who want to find common conserved genes in phages for evolution or phylogeny based studies, or who are interested in designing primers that can be used to explore environmental phage diversity.
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Bhakti Dwivedi, Robert Schmieder, Dawn B. Goldsmith, Robert A. Edwards, and Mya Breitbart (in review)
PhiSiGns: an online tool to identify signature genes in phages and design PCR primers for examining phage diversity.
BMC Bioinformatics 2012, 13:37