The HaloEd Project

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Introduction

Bioinformatics

 

The vast amount of information generated by the development of molecular biology and sequencing techniques has led to the need for developing storage and organization techniques for the sequence data. This has led to the field of Bioinformatics. This field involves the creation, maintenance, and exploit of databases of biological information to advance the understanding of biological processes.

 

In this field, some important tasks are to:

 

        -       Locate genes and regulatory sites in DNA sequences.

        -       Model 3-D structures and functions of proteins and RNAs.

        -       Understand multiprotein interactions and metabolic pathways.

        -       Explain evolutionary history through phylogenetic trees.

 

We have established a database for bioinformatic analysis of Halobacterium sp. NRC-1 as well as several other Halophiles. It is publicly available at http://halo4.umbi.umd.edu/.

 

Teacher's nook

Ecology

Role in food chain

Motility

Radiation resistance

Cellular energetics

Genetics

Genome sequence

Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Patents

Lesson plans

Co-teaching hints

Molgent

FAQ

Further reading

Contacts

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