Tag Archives: genome

A Whole New World

By Taylor Veralli Ugh, I’m just going to say it. Phage Hunting went from my favorite class last semester to my least favorite this semester. I dread the potentially 2.5 hours spent discussing gene annotation every Tuesday and Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Phamily Problems

By Justin Decker I remember being very upset when I couldn’t register for phage hunting during the fall semester.  When registration for the spring semester came around, I was super excited to get into the class.  Everything sounded so intriguing: … Continue reading

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Inception.

By Matt Merola Bioinformatics. A term I heard probably once throughout my high school life, and a field I never imagined I would have to know about until my late years of college. Little did I realize that halfway through … 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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Analyze This

by John Cotoia I always feel so amazing when I tell people I analyzed the genetic material of a bacteriophage. Most of the time people stare back in bewildered wonder before I begin my litany of explanations, but of course … Continue reading

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The next months

by Peter Kalugin Having started this semester with much more previous knowledge than the first, we have progressed faster and learned more. Ideas of protein structure, coding potential, and Shine-Dalgarno sequences have replaced “oh my goodness, I got plaques!” in … Continue reading

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