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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 
Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 4540 - Bioinformatics I

The 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 data bases (e.g., GenBank, PDB); search algorithms (BLAST); pairwise sequence alignment using dynamic programming (GAP, BestFit); progressive methods for multiple alignment (CLUSTAL, PILEUP). Selected topics include molecular biology applications (shotgun sequencing analysis, PCR primer design).

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MATH 1020, BIOL 4620, BIOL 4760.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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