Cryptic messages - bioinformatics introduction

IB Biology: Cryptic messages - bioinformatics introduction

Before looking at database searches using BLAST or FASTA and the six different ORFs it is important for students to have an understanding of the terminology used in the databases of protein structures and genetic code. This activity uses a "geeky" cryptic message to introduce students to amino acids, their three letter codes single letter codes as well as protein structures and DNA sequences.Can you crack a cryptic...


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