Candice Hansey, Michigan State University; Heather L. Merk, The Ohio State University
Dr. Candice Hansey, Michigan State University, provides an overview of NCBI, including how to obtain sequence and use BLAST. In addition, Dr. Hansey provides demonstrations using Exonerate, MUMmer, FASTX-Toolkit, and the Tuxedo suite (including Botwtie and TopHat).
This sequence alignment webinar presented by Dr. Candice Hansey in October 2011 provides an overview of current tools used for sequence alignment. The webinar includes demonstrations of low-throughout alignment using the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) and also provides sample code and graphical output for whole genome alignment and next generation sequence alignment. Furthermore, the webinar includes a wealth of resources.
This one hour webinar has been divided into six videos, which are listed in order on this webpage. The seventh video is the full webinar. The powerpoint slides (in pdf format) are provided at the bottom of the page.
At the end of this webinar, you should be able to do the following:
Obtain sequence from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website
Format sequence for BLAST alignment
Perform low-throughout BLAST searches
Describe the steps required to perform whole genome sequence alignments using MUMmer
Describe next generation sequence alignment resources, including FASTX and the tuxedo suite
Locate resources to learn more about sequence alignment
Part 1 - overview of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website
Dr. Candice Hansey received her Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Genetics and Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Programs respectively. Dr. Hansey is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University where she is combining her background in plant breeding with bioinformatics to understand the genetic diversity in maize and potato and how that diversity can be utilized to improve commercial production.
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Development of this page was supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project, agreement 2009-85606-05673, administered by Michigan State University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Department of Agriculture.