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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Recently updated data sources

E. coli phages T4 subgroups against EPEC and ETEC strains (From LAMY-BESNIER Quentin, Sept. 17, 2020)
This experiment was realized by checking for lysis in test tubes. The phages are T4 phages representing four of the five known subgroups of T4 coliphages whose genomes were all sequenced. The strains are Escherichia coli strains, for which some are Ente
E. coli strain Mt1B1 phages test on the ECOR collection and other strains (From DEBARBIEUX Laurent, Sept. 15, 2020)
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
Félix D'Hérelle collection of bacterial viruses (From LAMY-BESNIER Quentin, Sept. 15, 2020)
This data corresponds to the entire Félix d'Hérelle Reference Center for bacterial viruses of the Université Laval ( Each virus/host pair of the collection has been entered in this data source with a "Infection" res
Chloroviruses (From CARLSON Roger, July 22, 2020)
This data represents the host ranges for Chloroviruses in the collection of the James L. Van Etten lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The primary method of determining host range has been done by presence or absence of plaque formation via a plaqu