Virus Orthologous Groups: A novel resource for virus (meta)genomics

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Orthologous groups are a central resource for comparative (meta-)genomics. At CUBE we have established a novel resource of Virus Orthologous Groups (VOGs), which is based all current RefSeq genomes. It therefore represents all viral lineages of which complete genomes are available. Along with the presentation of first data for marine viromes by Nicole Webster at the ISME meeting 2016 in Montreal, for which we've used the new VOGs, we have made a first pre-release of the VOGs publicly available. A manuscript is in preparation.