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Unformatted text preview: Week 7 Notes Genome Sequencing • Conservation and Genome Sequencing o In situ conservation- protecting an endangered animal in their natural habitats o Ex situ conservation- off-site conservation when an animal’s population has diminished to a critical level • Ironic that we have the technology to study animals now but we are losing them at a great rate. Genome Sequencing Rapid expansion of the genome Why sequence? • Blueprint for what genomes are made up of • Gain a better understanding of what the genome does. Comparative Genomics Identifying the functional elements of the human genome Allows us to visualize genetic variation and mutational processes. Conservation Genomics- Help to develop insights to maximize potential successes of current gene pool conservation efforts. Allows us to learn more about the biology of animals which is critical for their survival Example: what they eat, how they mate, their family structures Applications of Conservation Genomics Animal health Immune functions and regulations, disease diagnosis. Population Assessments Bottlenecks, selective sweeps, recent mutational history Reproductive Biology, enhancement of reproduction and healthy offspring Identification of genes that regulate events in the reproductive cycle...
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2010 for the course BILD 18 taught by Professor Saier during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.
- Spring '07