This protocol provides a method for predicting the proportions of phage replication cycles within the skin virome. We will be looking at three markers for temperate phages: 1) presence of integrase genes, 2) presence of ACLAME database prophage elements, and 3) similarity to bacterial genomes. Based on the methods found in the following publication:\u00a0Hannigan, Geoffrey D., et al. "The Human Skin Double-Stranded DNA Virome: Topographical and Temporal Diversity, Genetic Enrichment, and Dynamic Associations with the Host Microbiome."\u00a0mBio\u00a06.5 (2015): e01578-15.