GEP Hybrid Assembly Walkthrough

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.

The Human Genome and Personalized Medicine

Developed by Dr. Anya Goodman (California Polytechnic State University) and Dr. James Youngblom (California State University Stanislaus), this computer laboratory is designed to introduce students to the analysis of DNA sequences and to the effects of bioinformatics on access to health information by scientists, doctors, and the general public.

Investigating Gene Flow in Grasshopper Populations

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.

D. mojavensis: Issues of Polymorphisms

This PowerPoint presentation discusses the potential sequence improvement issues caused by single nucleotide and insert polymorphisms in the D. mojavensis and D. grimshawi projects.