Tweeting a complete genome sequence

Some days you think, “You know what I need? A Twitter account that reproduces the complete nucleotide sequence of a viral RNA-genome.” This was one such day. An occasional chunk of cryptic genetic code punctuating my social stream.

After a short exchange with David Winter I opted for Bacteriophage MS2 — the first genome to be completely sequenced. Over the next couple of weeks I will tweet the sequence’s 3569 nucleotides, 140 at a time, at @PhageMS2. Good times.

Bacteriophage MS2

Ms2capsid by Naranson (CC-BY-SA)

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