Founded in 1993, The Pittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute is dedicated to the understanding of the most numerous organisms in the biosphere: bacteriophages, the viruses that invade, inhabit, and influence Bacteria and Archaea.
The ASM Division M group covers bacteriophage. The group is very active in the ASM and covers phage genetics, genomics, evolution, and biology.
VIPERdb is a database for icosahedral virus capsid structures . The emphasis of the resource is on providing data from structural and computational analyses on these systems, as well as high quality renderings for visual exploration. In addition, all virus capsids are placed in a single icosahedral orientation convention, facilitating comparison between different structures. The web site includes powerful search utilities , links to other relevant databases, background information on virus capsid structure, and useful database interface tools
A database of virus ultrastructure electron micrograph images taken by Linda Stannard
The history of phage study is captured, in part, in the books published on the topic. This is a list of over 100 monograph on or related to phages.
The Restriction Enzyme Database A collection of information about restriction enzymes and related proteins. It contains published and unpublished references, recognition and cleavage sites, isoschizomers, commercial availability, methylation sensitivity, crystal, genome, and sequence data. DNA methyltransferases, homing endonucleases, nicking enzymes, specificity subunits and control proteins are also included. Putative DNA methyltransferases and restriction enzymes, as predicted from analysis of genomic sequences, are also listed. REBASE is updated daily and is constantly expanding.