This document illustrates how students can apply the sequence improvement protocol described in the “Sequence Improvement Protocol for GEP Hybrid Assembly Projects” document to specific problems in a D. biarmipes sequence improvement project. Specifically, the walkthrough describes techniques for correcting consensus errors and for closing gaps.
Students use grasshoppers collected from glades in the Missouri Ozarks to generate and analyze sequence data to determine if the grasshopper populations are becoming fragmented due to the suppression of forest fires. Sequence data are provided here so students who do not have access to grasshoppers can still perform the sequence analysis portion of the lab.
This PowerPoint presentation discusses the potential sequence improvement issues caused by single nucleotide and insert polymorphisms in the D. mojavensis and D. grimshawi projects.