Prophage Hunter is a novel integrative tool that employs similarity matching within our customized phage parts library and machine learning of prophage genetic features, to score the probability of a prophage being active. While incorporating similarity searches increases prediction accuracy, skipping it might raise the possibility of finding novel phages. Prophage Hunter offers both options, and allows you to choose freely.
Prophage Hunter provides one-stop web service to locate prophage regions within bacterial genomes, evaluate the probability of a prophage being active, identify phylogenetically related phages, and annotate the function of phage proteins. Citation:
Song, W., H. X. Sun, C. Zhang, L. Cheng, Y. Peng, Z. Deng, D. Wang, Y. Wang, M. Hu, W. Liu, H. Yang, Y. Shen, J. Li, L. You and M. Xiao (2019). "Prophage Hunter: an integrative hunting tool for active prophages." Nucleic Acids Res. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz380
News and Updates
2019-04-28: Website transfer is completed.
2019-03-01: This website is being transferred to a new platform with higher configurations
2019-02-24: Machine learning algorithm is updated.