Monthly Archives: April 2012

And back to the lab!

After 8 weeks of annotating our dear little Manatee’s genome and working incessantly on our computers we finally get to welcome back our beloved wet lab! Don’t get me wrong, I thought annotating the genome was an amazing experience and … Continue reading

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Phorever Phage Hunters

Although this semester of Phage Lab we had to deviate from the exciting and hands-on aspect of phage hunting, we still learned so much about another aspect of phage research. The purpose of the first half of this semester was … Continue reading

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How to Annotate a Genome

Second semester in Phage Hunting has been completely different from the fall. Last semester, we were in a standard biology lab every class, performing titer assays and streaks to isolate our own unique phage. I became the proud parent of … Continue reading

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There and Back Again: A Phage’s Tale

by Eleni Padden On my very first day of college, I shuffled timidly into a lab room with absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. As I glanced around and tried to size up my fellow classmates, I … Continue reading

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Dear Brutus,

by Andrea Carrassi It is my first semester in Phage Hunting, and I am already loving the challenges that we are faced with as a group. I have become fluent in terms such as HHPred, coding potential, BlastHits, Glimmer, Genemark, … Continue reading

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Late to the Phage Party

By Skyler Uhl Unlike most of my fellow classmates, I have yet to isolate a phage of my own.  I was not in  Phage Hunting I last semester, so I was not able to join everyone else in their quest … Continue reading

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Bioinformatics…Round 2

You’d think that after months of searching for the best possible starts and stops of genes, blasting base pair sequences, and hhpred-ing protein sequences, two things would occur: 1) We’d know everything there is to know about Manatee’s genome and … Continue reading

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