Jun 20, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 4540 - Sequence Analysis

 This course covers the theory and practice of biological sequence analysis, including algorithms for pairwise sequence alignment, multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic analysis, and database searching. Concepts covered include homology, sequence similarity, parsimony, mechanisms and metrics of molecular evolution, biological data bases, database search algorithms (BLAST), and statistical significance. Selected topics include hidden Markov models, bootstrap analysis and gene finding. Modern sequence analysis software will be provided. Laptop computers and programming knowledge are required. This course can be used to fulfill the Culminating Experience in Biology. Meets jointly with BIOL 6410.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MATH 1020, BIOL 4620, CSCI 1200, or equilavent.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Cross Listed: BIOL 6410. Both cannot be taken for credit.

Credit Hours: 4

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