Example Genomic Activities
A major goal of our Big Science at Small Schools initiative is to advance genomics pedagogy through the development of inquiry-based integrated instructional units (I3Us).
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Exploring the Chamaecrista Gene Space part of Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection
Susan Singer, Carleton College
Using Metagenomics to Investigate Microbial Diversity part of Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection
David Esteban, Vassar College; Elizabeth Collins, Vassar College
Using Winogradsky columns, a soil enrichment culture, students explore microbial diversity through metagenomics. The Winogradsky column is a complex community of interacting microorganisms. In a community such as ...
Human Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Determination part of Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection
Sarah Deel, Carleton College
In this laboratory exercise, students determine which allelic form of a particular single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) they have (one located in an intron, and not associated with any known phenotype). Students ...
Comparison of Protein Sequences: BLAST searching and Phylogenetic Tree Construction part of Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection
Wade Powell, Kenyon College
This laboratory exercise is a guided discovery of computational methods for comparing protein sequences. Students perform BLAST searches of reported CYP1A sequences and construct phylogenetic trees using CYP1A amino acid sequences from various vertebrate species, especially those with multiple CYP1A paralogs.