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Peer-reviewed Publications
Watkins SC, Putonti C. (2017) The use of informativity in the development of robust metaviromics-based examinations. PeerJ, 5:e3281

Putonti C, Diener Z, Watkins SC. Viral metagenomes: from sampling to evaluation. (book chapter, in prep)

Malki K, Sible E, Cooper A, Garretto A, Bruder K, Watkins SC, Putonti C. (2016) Seven bacteriophages from the female urinary microbiota. Genome Announcements, in press

Watkins SC, Sible E, Putonti C. PB1-like phages: whole genomes from metagenomes offer insight into a ubiquitous and abundant group of bacteriophages. (under review)

Bruder K, Malki K, Cooper A, Sible E, Shapiro JW, Watkins SC, Putonti C. (2016) Freshwater metaviromics and bacteriophages: a current assessment of the state of the art in relation to bioinformatic challenges. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 12(S1) 25-33

Hatzopoulos T, Watkins SC, Putonti C. (2016) PhagePhisher: a method for the location of covert bacteriophage sequences in complex genomic datasets. MGen, in press

Watkins SC, Kuehnle N, Ruggeri CA, Malki K, Bruder K, Elayyan J, Damisch K, Vahora N, O'Malley P, Ruggles-Sage B, Romer Z, Putonti C. (2015) Assessment of a metaviromic dataset generated from nearshore Lake Michigan. Mar. Freshw. Res., in press

Malki K, Kula A, Bruder K, Sible E, Hatzopolous T, Steidel S, Watkins SC, Putonti C. (2015) An examination of four bacteriophages isolated from Lake Michigan capable of infecting across bacterial phyla. Virol J, 12(164).

Sible E, Cooper A, Malki K, Bruder K, Hatzopoulos T, Watkins SC, Putonti C. (2015) Assessment of microbial populations within Chicago area nearshore waters and interfaces with river systems. Data Brief, 5 305-308.

Sible E, Cooper A, Malki K, Bruder K, Watkins SC, Fofanov Y, Putonti C. (2015) Survey of viral populations within Lake Michigan nearshore waters at four Chicago area beaches. Data Brief, 5 9-12.

Watkins SC, Smith JR, Hayes PK, Watts JEM. (2014) Characterisation of host growth after infection with a broad host-range freshwater cyanopodophage. PLoS ONE 9(1): e87339.