This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled ASM/BioQUEST Bioinformatics Institute at American Society for Microbiology in March 2008. 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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Around the world in 800 proteorhodopsins
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Daniel Bond
University of Minnesota

Ron Peck
Lawrence University


Possible Audiences:

Geeky microbiologists  


Brief Overview:

A comparison of proteorhodopsins from ocean metagenomic data with known structures  


Project Materials:

CAMERA metagenomic database, iTOL tree drawing, multiple alignment/tree drawing, ConSerf  



- opsinsII.ppt