Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
BIO 326 Introduction to Bioinformatics and Genomics
3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours; 4 credits
Introduction to the representation and analysis of biological sequence and structural information. Description and use of nucleic acid, protein, structure, sequence motif, genome, literature, and other relevant databases. Overview and discussion of basic sequence manipulations and analyses including sequence assembly and editing, restriction and protease analysis, coding region identification, gene prediction, database searching and similarity analysis, pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, PCR primer design, phylogenetic analyses, protein structure and property prediction, RNA structure prediction, microarray analyses, etc. Laboratory includes demonstrations and practical exercises illustrating the analyses and concepts presented and discussed in lecture.. Recommended: BIO 312, BIO 370, BIO 352 or the equivalent
Prerequisite: BIO 327 .
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