This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Evolutionary Bioinformatics Education: A BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Approach at NSF Chautauqua Short Course in May 2003. 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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Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Pan troglodytes
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



M. R. Uddin
LeMoyne-Owen College

Steve Thompson
Florida State University


Possible Audiences:

Workshop Participants  


Brief Overview:

Attempted to decicide which particular restriction enzyme would discriminate best between the sequences of the data set. Scanning the restriction map of all enzyme, we selected three enzymes that cut the most no. of times in all sequences. Using the selected enzymes we rerun the analyses and found that they dicrimate the different sequences.  


Project Materials:

Data set from the biology workbench  


Resources and References:

see the worshop book  


Future Directions:

Get a better software that will summarize different parametes across sequences