This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Bioinformatics in Biology Education: Working with Sequence, Structure and Function at Oklahoma City Community College in January 2005. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Evolutionary Relationship of Greenbug Biotypes
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Dan Porter
Amarillo College


Possible Audiences:

High School College  


Brief Overview:

The students will perform multiple aligments of greenbug DNA to determine conserved regions and variable reagions. They will construct phylogenetic trees of the different biotypes to determine relatedness.  


Future Directions:

Look at wheat resistance.