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Oct 2, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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We had a brief introduction to Bioinformatics


Learned about DNA


DNA sequencing


ATGC or in RNA, the T becomes a ‘U’


Only some of the videos such as the diseases one was
interesting to watch


Extracted Nucleic Acid from fruits


I really liked how we had a hands on activity rather than
just a video or a lecture


DNA bracelet


We made bracelets using colored beads which
represented the different letters(ATGC) in a
sequence


We also used the translation table to figure out
what type of amino acid each sequence was


Bio
-
Linux


How to install Bio
-
Linux on a computer


I liked how we were taken step by step during this
process


Basic Linux commands


We got to experiment with Pico and Perl





Bioinformatics software/websites


NCBI


We used NCBI to search nucleotide sequences and analyze
them


BLAST


Can be used to
find similarities between
sequences


EMBOSS


We used the different EMBOSS command line programs such
as:
seqret
,
entret
,
transeq
,
etc

which was really helpful


I liked how we got more practice with Bio
-
Linux since it by
using





Project Work


We
obtained the target sequences of the organisms using
seqret


Primers


Designed primers by finding similar stretches of DNA (we
used
Jemboss

applications to find it)


We
i
dentified various organisms through the primers
constructed