Microbial Genetics genomics. Class demographics. 200 level (sophomore) course Majors in Biology, Biotechnology and those applying for professional programs (Pharmacy school, PA, etc ) Have taken Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology as freshmen. Learning Objectives Addressed.
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200 level (sophomore) course
Majors in Biology, Biotechnology and those applying for professional programs (Pharmacy school, PA, etc)
Have taken Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology as freshmen.
Lecture on genomics, discussion of paper after group brainstorm, evaluation note card
Group work comparing Thurs assignment, class discussion on other models
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3
In class exercise creating dotplot of E.coliK12 vsE.coli o157H7
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3
Read assigned paper, questions
Learning outcome #1
Dot plot tutorial, vocab
research genes associated with inversion,
Learning outcome 1, 2, 3
OUT OF CLASS
Dana J. et al
aDepartment of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706; bGreat Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Madison, WI 53706; cUS Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA 94598; dBiomass Conversion Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 48910; and eGreat Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Edited by Chris R. Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, CA, and approved July 5, 2011 (received for review February 24, 2011)
Cellulosic biomass is an abundant and underused substrate for biofuel production. The inability of many microbes to metabolize the pentose sugars abundant within hemicellulose creates specific challenges for microbial biofuel production from cellulosic material. Although engineered strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae can use the pentose xylose, the fermentative capacity pales in comparison with glucose, limiting the economic feasibility of industrial fermen- tations. To better understand xylose utilization for subsequent mi- crobial engineering, we sequenced the genomes of two xylose- fermenting, beetle-associated fungi, Spathasporapassalidarum and Candida tenuis. To identify genes involved in xylose metabo- lism, we applied a comparative genomic approach across 14 Asco- mycete genomes, mapping phenotypes and genotypes onto the fungal phylogeny, and measured genomic expression across five Hemiascomycete species with different xylose-consumption pheno- types. This approach implicated many genes and processes involved in xylose assimilation. Several of these genes significantly improved xylose utilization when engineered into S. cerevisiae, demonstrat- ing the power of comparative methods in rapidly identifying genes for biomass conversion while reflecting on fungal ecology.
bioenergy | genome sequencing | transcriptomics
Align the genomes two other organisms and have the class analyze them
A. What is a dot plot? Why is it used?
B. What can you conclude about this dot plot?
C. What genes are located in the (inversion, duplication, etc)?
D. Of what value to the organism would it be for it to have this….