Preeti Mehta

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BACKGROUND Many sequenced bacterial genomes harbor phage-like elements or cryptic prophages. These elements have been implicated in pathogenesis, serotype conversion and phage immunity. The e14 element is a defective lambdoid prophage element present at 25 min in the E. coli K-12 genome. This prophage encodes important functional genes such as lit (T4(More)
BACKGROUND Prophages are integrated viral forms in bacterial genomes that have been found to contribute to interstrain genetic variability. Many virulence-associated genes are reported to be prophage encoded. Present computational methods to detect prophages are either by identifying possible essential proteins such as integrases or by an extension of this(More)
Prophages are integrated viral genomes in bacteria. Prophages are distinct from other genomic segments encoding virulence factors that have been acquired by horizontal gene transfer events. A database for prophages been constructed with data available from literature reports. To date other than bacteriophage corner stone genes based iterative searches, no(More)
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