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1. Approximately what proportion of the presently described species of life on Earth are accounted for in the Taxonomy database? __________ 2. How many bacterial species are represented in the taxonomy database? _________ 3. Pick an extinct species to investigate. a. Scientific name __________________ b. Common name (if available) _________________ c. How many nucleotide sequences are available? ____________ d. What is the name of your selected gene? _________________________ e. How many nucleotides long is the sequence? (you can find this in the first line (LOCUS) xxx bp) _________________ f. What is the citation for the paper reporting the sequence? Lab Activity 2: Sequence Searching (in class) 4. My sequence number is (from TA): __________ 5. The genus and species of my organism is likely: __________ _____________. 6. For my top alignment hit: a. Max Score _________ b. E-value ___________
Name:_____________________ Section:____________________ 5 c. Identity Score _______ 7. The sequence ID of my top hit is: ___________________ Lab Activity 3: Ape Phylogeny (in class) 8. The taxa represented in my BLAST alignment results are: 9. Who are the closest living relatives of Homo sapiens (humans)? ___________________ 10. Who are the closest extinct relatives? _______________________
Name:_____________________ Section:____________________ 6 Lab Activity 4: Protein Phylogenetic Tree (in class) 11. Observe the phylogenetic tree you have produced. Do you see any large groupings/clustering? Describe what you see and why you think it might be arranged that way. 12. What does the enzyme creatine kinase do? Try using Google Scholar to find out.

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