Phage of the day: Bacteriophage r1t

Why am I working on phage r1t today?

I was working on mycobacteriophages, starting with Che9d; but I found out that since Rob was working on a phage closely related to that one, we were continuously reversing each other’s annotations.

On the other hand, r1t is quite important because: 

i) I know some things about it

ii) it has been (re-)annotated by Brüssow’s group, known to be miticulous and accurate

iii) more importantly, it has multiple close relatives in my favorite organism, Streptococcus pyogenes