This exercise continues your introduction to practical issues in comparative annotation. You will be annotating genomic sequence from the dot chromosome of Drosophila mojavensis using your knowledge of BLAST and some improved visualization tools. You will also consider how best to integrate information from high-throughput sequencing of expressed RNA.
This exercise allows students to learn how to use mRNA and Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) evidence to assist their annotation efforts. An answer key is available for instructors.
An introductory exercise using BLAST to annotate a region in the Drosophila melanogaster genome. Students can use this exercise to gain familiarity with performing BLAST searches and interpreting BLAST output. An answer key is provided for instructors.
Similar to the Lecture Notes on Alignment, this is a PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Jeremy Buhler for the GEP faculty and TA workshops. This presentation covers the basics of alignment, essential for students to correctly interpret BLAST results.
Notes from a lecture on sequence alignment given by Dr. Jeremy Buhler in the Bio 4342 course at WU. The lecture covers the theory behind BLAST as well as some of the potential problems and limitations of BLAST.