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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Searching For New Phylogenetically-Informative Nuclear Genes in Bryophytes
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John McMurray
Oklahoma City Community College


Possible Audiences:

plant systematists, bryologists  


Brief Overview:

We used molecules from the cellulose synthase family to explore bryophyte phylogeny.  



- CESAPresentation.McMurray.ppt