We are pleased to announce the Phage Name Search (PhNS)!
It is a new and improved version of the web application formerly known as the “Phage Registry”. PhNS offers the users the ability to query two essential databases (NCBI and PhagesDB), which are updated at a monthly interval, to provide inspection on existing phages.
Django was used to rapidly deploy the web app and Celery is used with it to provide a monthly update to the database. We intend that the phage community across the globe can simply and intuitively query phages from two key cornerstone databases, thus allowing them to give their phages unique and intelligible names!