Bacteriophage–bacteria interactions are affected by phage satellites, elements that exploit phages for transfer between bacteria. Satellites can encode defense systems, antibiotic resistance genes, and virulence factors, but their number and diversity are unknown. We developed SatelliteFinder to identify satellites in bacterial genomes, detecting the four best described families: P4-like, phage inducible chromosomal islands (PICI), capsid-forming PICI, and PICI-like elements (PLE).
Authors: Jorge Moura de Sousa, Alfred Fillol-Salom, José Pénades and Eduardo Rocha. Tool deployed with the support of Bertrand Néron and Fabien Mareuil from the HUB.
Galaxy server availability: https://galaxy.pasteur.fr/root?tool_id=toolshed.pasteur.fr/repos/fmareuil/satellitefinder/SatelliteFinder/0.9
Docker image: https://hub.docker.com/r/gempasteur/satellite_finder