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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Saija Kiljunen (From KILJUNEN Saija, June 4, 2021)
The phage host range was analyzed by either a spot assay or by a liquid culture method. The full method is published in Leskinen et al., Viruses 2017, 9, 258; doi:10.3390/v9090258.
Staphyloccocus phages phiIPLA-RODI and phiIPLA-C1C against staphylococcal isolates (From LAMY-BESNIER Quentin, May 25, 2021)
Method: Bacteriophage host ranges were determined using phiIPLARODI (10^9 PFU/mL) and phiIPLA-C1C (10^9 PFU/mL) in the drop test, and titrations of the phages were further carried out with all sensitive strains to differentiate between infection and lysis
S. epidermidis phages against human mastitis and healthy strains (From LAMY-BESNIER Quentin, May 25, 2021)
Method: 5 ┬ÁL of concentrated phage lysate (10^9 PFU/mL) was dropped onto a TSB plate overlaid with S. epidermidis (10^8 CFU/mL). The host range was confirmed by theplaque assay: 0.1 mL of stationary-phase host culture (10^8 CFU/mL) was mixed with several
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