Saturday, February 6, 2010

re: Winter 2009

Our BioClub has begun annotating a bacteriophage genome. A few years ago my microbiology classes were able to go Phagehunting for the Pittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. They collected soil samples and isolated 8 phages which were sent to the PBI to be sequenced. One of those phages is now ready for annotating, which is finding the genes in the sequence. Once the annotation is done it will be deposited in GenBank and the students who helped on the project will be listed as authors.

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