This course will allow students to experience scientific discovery-driven research, using bioinformatics to annotate bacteriophage genomes. Student will examine phage genomes to identify gene start sites, assign gene functions to individual phages. Phage genomes will be compared to investigate shared and unique regions of the genomes and shared and unique gene functions. As a result of this course, the bacteriophage annotations will be made available through the open access database GenBank. This laboratory course is part of a sequence of three introductory courses.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BIO 142 [Min Grade: D]
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
For additional information, and an up-to-date list of the writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Drexel University Writing Center page