A collaborative laboratory investigation of a problem in comparative genomics, utilizing a variety of bioinformatics tools to manage and investigate large data sets (currently including genomic sequences, gene predictions, sequence conservation, gene expression). In spring '19 the research problem involves improving the sequence of a region of the Drosophila takahashii genome, and working with one of these sequences to examine patterns of genome organization, gene structure and gene regulation. Prerequisites: Bio 2970, Chemistry 111/112, 151/152. While Bio 3371 or Bio 437, and some familiarity with computers would be advantageous, this is NOT required. Permission of Dr. Chris Shaffer is required. Fulfills the upper-level laboratory requirement for the Biology major.
Course Attributes: FA NSMAR NSMAS NSM
Section 01Research Explorations in Genomics