MICROBIO 590B Bioinformatics Lab

This computer laboratory course is intended to give students technical, computational and practical microbial experience in sequencing and analyzing genomes. We will focus on bacterial genomes from recently isolated bacteria, so there is a possibility of discovery of new microbial diversity. By the end of this course, students should be able to describe the structure and function of a genome; write and edit unix- and R-based coee; use computational tools de novo assemble genomes, predict gene presence and function; test a hypothesis using gDNA data; and tell a story about an unknown organism using only the genome sequence, including generating new hypotheses.

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