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

Klebsiella phage KLPN1 (From HOYLES Lesley, Feb. 17, 2021)
Experimental work was carried out by Lesley Hoyles. All methods and experiments associated with isolation and characterization of Klebsiella phage KLPN1 are reported in https://peerj.com/articles/1061/. It should be noted that phage KLPN1 infects only K.
Tests of the E. coli LF82_P10 phage on AIEC strains and Enterobacteria (From DEBARBIEUX Laurent, Jan. 25, 2021)
Host range tests performed by Luisa De Sordi, Post-doc in Debarbieux lab. Technique: spotting phages on bacterial overlay (in exponential phase) on LB plates. Phage LF82_P10 was isolated from sewage using Escherichia coli strain LF82 (clinical strain as
Tests of Citrobacter CrRp phages against E. coli and other strains (From DEBARBIEUX Laurent, Jan. 25, 2021)
Host range tests performed in Debarbieux lab. Technique: spotting phages on bacterial overlay (in exponential phase) on LB plates. CrRp_ phages were isolated from sewage (from Paris) using Citrobacter rodentium ICC180 (derived from DBS100, described in do
Tests of P. aeruginosa phages on cystic fibrosis isolates and lab strains (From DEBARBIEUX Laurent, Jan. 25, 2021)
Host range tests performed by Emilie Saussereau, PhD in Debarbieux lab. Technique: double-spot on LB plates (see publication). 10 Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages were tested on a collection of P. aeruginosa isolates from the sputum of cystic fibrosis pati