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Williams, Jason [1], Hilgert, Uwe [2].

iPlant's DNA Subway Places Students on Fast Track to Plant Genome Analysis and DNA Barcoding.

Genome analysis provides opportunities for students to discover basic principles of molecular biology while embarking on research projects. DNA Subway is iPlant's educational platform for gene annotation and phylogenetic analyses. It bundles research-grade bioinformatics tools and databases into intuitive workflows and presents them in an appealing interface using the metaphor of a subway map. Riding on any of four different DNA Subway lines, users can predict and annotate genes in up to 150 kb of DNA (Red Line), identify homologs in sequenced genomes (Yellow Line), analyze DNA barcodes and construct phylogenetic trees (BlueLine), and analyze RNAseq data (Green Line). Work can be saved for later use and/or shared with other users. Workshop participants will use DNA Subway to upload and analyze DNA and protein data and learn how to integrate genome analysis into their own teaching. In addition, workshop participants will conduct a novel DNA barcoding lab, in which students identify plants by amplifying, sequencing and analyzing their DNA.

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http://www.dnasubway.org


1 - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, DNA Learning Center, PO Pox 100, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 11724, USA
2 - University of Arizona, BIO5 Institute, 1657 E. Helen. Str., Keating #443, Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA

Keywords:
Science Education
genome analysis
Genomics
Classroom
Student research
undergraduate
high school
Genomics education.

Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: WS03
Location: Delaware C/Hyatt
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: WS03001
Abstract ID:53


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