assign1 - Assignment I for 2112 For part of 2112 you will...

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Assignment I for 2112 For part of 2112 you will need to access the World Wide Web to use gene databases to write two short reports. The purpose is: 1. to make you aware of their existence. 2. to give you some experience manipulating protein sequences. 3. to give you a sense of the enormous amount of effort that is going to be required to store all the genetic information of even a single complex species in a way that is useful to both researchers and other interested parties. Search for a Protein Sequence- Part I Frequently scientists will obtain just part of a gene sequence but will not know which gene it came from. They can search databases to see if a similar sequence already exists. It is somewhat easier to search protein sequences; we will assume they have translated their DNA sequence, found an open reading frame and obtained an amino acid sequence with which they can now search a data base. Connect to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) site. You may find it helpful to start your browser twice so that you have two active windows: one for the assignment and one for the NCBI site. Select: BLAST from the menu near the bottom of the homepage under the heading POPULAR. Ignore the Heading "BLAST Assembled Genomes" Under the heading "Basic BLAST", Select: protein Blast. Copy and paste the following amino acid sequence into the box titled "Enter Query Sequence". (Each amino acid is abbreviated by a single letter - see appendix at the bottom of this page)
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