Bacteriophage MASH sketches

To create an all v all comparison of bacteriophages we created a MASH sketch for each bacteriophage genome. See the MASH documentation page for detailed instructions on how to use this for rapid searching.

The sketches for all individual phages can be downloaded here ( ~8000 files in a tar ball !). Sketches are named after the accession number of each bacteriophage.

A single file containing all sketches for rapid searching can be downloaded here. This can then be used with mash to find closely related genomes, with a line of code like this.

mash dist  -d 0.05 Bacteriophage_genomes_8Feb2018.msh  phage.fna  |sort k-2

We have filtered these sketches  for specific groups of phages these can be download also: