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Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!

Author(s): Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1

Central Michigan University

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Summary:
In this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs.

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Genomes are shaped by evolutionary history, inherited from ancestors and modified by mutation and natural selection. At the most proximal level, the form and function of an organism is determined by its genes. IN this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs. 

Students completing this module will be able to:

  • Predict gene function based on exploration of related protein domains.
  • Evaluate a gene for evidence of selection.

Notes

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DBI 1730526; 1925312; 1902031. Any opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 

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