Homework Assignment #1

Analyze this sequence to predict genes. For this small sequence, RepeatMasker doesn't find any interspersed or tandem repeats. Use both GenScan and blast. Make two blast searches, one with blastn against dbEST, and one with blastx against the nr database. Write a summary of your gene predictions, describing the evidence for them.

The results are due on Friday, August 31. You will sign up for 10 minutes to see Laura Elnitski (326 Pond Lab), who will discuss your results with you and evaluate them. Laura will have office hours on Wednesday the 29th, 12:00-2:00, if you need help to get started on the project.