Jun 29, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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BIO 331 - Bioinformatics and Lab


Cross-Listed with: COMSC 331 
Prerequisites: BIO 200  and COMSC 110  or consent of instructor
Fulfills a course requirement in the Biology Core Concentration and Biotechnology Certificate
The course reviews the fundamental concepts of molecular and evolutionary biology, with a focus on the types of questions that lend themselves to computer analysis. In web-based exercises students will become familiar with the content and format of the most commonly used databases and learn to query them with the associated search engines. Some of the basic algorithms used to compare and order sequence data will be presented, along with the programs that are used to evaluate the inferred patterns statistically and to present them graphically. A weekly computer-programming lab will train students to write simple scripts to extract sequence information from databases and to search for specific patterns within these data.

4 credits
Alternate Spring



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