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Sequence Similarity in Developmental Biology - A Bioinformatics Exercise Using Myostatin
19 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Barbara Murdoch
Eastern Connecticut State University
This exercise leads upper level biology majors in an inquiry-based excursion to determine how similar the signaling molecule, myostatin, is between humans and mice, using a basic set of...
Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ami Erickson
This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein...
Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus
16 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Tapprich
University of Nebraska-Omaha
This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships...
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
28 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
Nastic Movements in Plants
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces an osmotic model in the context of understanding plants' capability of rapidly adapting to changes in their environment. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Bioinformatics: An Interactive Introduction to NCBI
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Seth Bordenstein
Marine Biological Laboratory
Modules showing how the NCBI database classifies and organizes information on DNA sequences, evolutionary relationships, and scientific publications. And a module working to identify a nucleotide...
Online exercise: Managing Prairie Dogs for Ferret Reintroduction: A Case Study
23 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tatiana Roth
Coppin State University
This data-driven ‘ferret reintroduction’ exercise, adapted from https://www.sesync.org/printpdf/2264, was developed for undergraduate students in an online non-majors biology course as a final...
Bioinformatics - Investigating Sequence Similarity
31 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Kleinschmit1, Benita Brink1, Steven Roof2, Komal Vig3
1. Adams State University 2. Hampshire College 3. Alabama State University
This laboratory module, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
EREN PFPP Species Composition Curriculum Module with Data
28 Sep 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jerald Dosch1, Erin Lindquist2, Karen Kuers3, Charles McClaugherty4, Kristine Hopfensperger5, Fernando Nieto6, Rachel Collins7, Tim Menzel8
1. Macalester College 2. Meredith College 3. The University of the South 4. University of Mount Union 5. Northern Kentucky University 6. SUNY Old Westbury 7. Roanoke College 8. Piedmont College
In this lab, students will learn foundational concepts of forest community dynamics and apply quantitative skills to data analysis and interpretation activities. Students will use tree plot data...
A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software
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29 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Boomer, Kelly Shipley, Bryan Dutton, Daniel Lodge
Students assemble and align bacterial datasets using DNA information downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website and Biology Workbench. Specifically, they compare unknown original DNA sequences (from, in our case, hot spring communities) to a backbone of...