Viral Host Range database, a resource for virus-host interactions studies

How do I search for the host of a virus? If answering this question is trivial for some human pathogenic viruses, it is more puzzling for viruses in general. The Viral Host Range database (VHRdb) gives access to the experimental data to answer this question. The aim of the VHRdb is to provide to the community the data generated by scientists documenting the host range of their favorite virus through an easy (copy/paste) contribution process including benefits. Indeed, VHRdb integrates analysis tools to compare experimental datasets in many ways. Searching for the host range of a virus, or the other way around has never been easier!

By sharing host range tests published but yet not in a searchable format, you will give a new value to your work and prevent scientists to perform the same tests again and again.

When appropriate, please do not forget to cite our work.

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Tests of CLB_P1, CLB_P2, CLB_P3 E. coli phages on the ECOR collection (From DEBARBIEUX Laurent, May 17, 2021)
Host range tests performed by Damien Maura, PhD in Debarbieux lab. Technique: spotting phages on bacterial overlay (in exponential phase) on LB plates. CLB_ phages were isolated from sewage using Escherichia coli strain 55989 (serotype O104:H4) (NC_0117
Tests of E. coli Mt1B1 phages on the ECOR collection and other strains (From DEBARBIEUX Laurent, May 17, 2021)
Host range tests performed by Marta Lourenço, PhD in Debarbieux lab. Technique: spotting phages on bacterial overlay (in exponential phase) on LB plates. Mt1B1_ phages were isolated from sewage using Escherichia coli strain Mt1B1. 17 phages were tested
Clostridium difficile phages (From GARNEAU Julian, March 17, 2021)
The experiments were realized by Ognjen Sekulovic, Julian R. Garneau, and Audrey Néron in Pr. Louis-Charles Fortier’s lab. 5 uL volumes of undiluted and 1/100 diluted phage lysates (10e7 to 10e9 PFU/mL) were deposited on top of soft agar overlays cont
Host range of 3 phapecoctavirus on avian pathogenic Escherichia coli strains (APEC) of various serogroup (From SCHOULER Catherine, March 17, 2021)
The experiment was realized by Catherine Schouler in the team "pathogenesis of avian colibacillosis" of UMR1282 Infectiology and Public Health (catherine.schouler@inrae.fr). It was a spotting method, on which 10 µL of undiluted lysate was spotted on a law