May 31, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 6410 - Bioinformatics I: Sequence Analysis

This studio course covers concepts and methods related to information processing in biological systems. Concepts covered include homology, identity, and similarity; mechanisms and measures of molecular evolution; introduction to databases (e.g., GenBank, PDB); search algorithms (BLAST and FASTA); pairwise sequence alignment using dynamic programming (Gap, BestFit); progressive methods for multiple alignment (Pileup, ClustalW); and special topics in sequence analysis.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: BIOL 1010, college-level math, or permission of the instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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