This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2007 at Beloit College in June 2007. 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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Evolution within Australian Salmonella strains
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Karen Klyczek
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Mark Bergland
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Catherine Dinitra White
North Carolina A&T State University

Arlin Toro
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico


Possible Audiences:

undergraduate students and faculty  


Brief Overview:

Analysis of SNP distributions along the Salmonella genome  


Project Materials:

Hu et al article, Excel, Salmonella databases  


Resources and References:

Hu, H. et al. (2006) Adaption of multilocus sequencing for Studying variation within a major clone: Evolutionary relationships of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium. Genetics 172:743-750
Neuhauser, C. (2007) SNPs and hypothesis testing. BioQUEST workshop materials
Online database for Shigella, Salmonella, E. coli,
Enteropathogen Resource Integration Center,  


Future Directions:

Further exploration of gene regulation mechanisms, connection with Case It software