Set up your Wikia account (Smith & Jones 1972). Write and publish a Wikia article providing a clear and scientifically accurate explanation of one example of jargon or concept pertaining to genetics, genomics and/or metagenomics with which you were previously unfamiliar.
- In this and all assignments, be sure to use your own words and cite your sources.
- Carefully read the following Wikipedia articles (a) Genetics, (b) Genomics, and (c) Metagenomics. We will discuss materials from these articles in class on Wednesday 27 Aug. Write down all of the concepts, terms, and jargon with which you are unfamiliar.
- As soon as is practical, choose your topic, create the Wikia page, and put up a link to your page in the section below. This allows others to see what topics have been 'claimed'. Consult Prof Burke if you need help or guidance. Try not to duplicate the choices of other students.
- Research your chosen topic reputable and reliable scientific sources.
- Find or make one or more appropriate figures, photographs, or videos to assist in explaining or illustrating your chosen concept and publish this within your article.
- Provide appropriate attributions for all of your sources, both text and graphics.
- Be prepared to present your materials in class on Wed 3 Sept.
Links to 2014 student contributionsEdit
- Binning, from John T. Gonzalez
- DNA Methylation from Cconchie
- Epigenetics, from Annahill
- Shotgun sequencing, from Cdustin
- Pharmacogenetics, from CarterCramer
- Human Microbiome Project, from Tim Tomko
- Environment Influencing Phenylketonuria, from SamiRajkowski
- Metatranscriptomics, from Brittany Carroll
- Metabolomics, from Sam Bobowski
- Recombination and genetic linkage, from Pchristopher
- Genome Annotation, from Chelsea Robbins
- Pleiotropy, from Alice Peng
- Restriction and Ligation Enzymes, from Jonjoffee
- Heterosis, from Daniel.Burukhin
- Epistasis, from Sarah Ross
- Bioaugmentation, from Dspitzer
- Genome-wide Association Study, from Mjstuart
- Genetic Drift, from Badamik
- Gene Regulation, from Ohayres
- Epigenomics, from Jdhawk
- Pyrosequencing, from Kjeevapr
- The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology, from Scott Morin
- Bioinformatics, from Nredmond
- Genetics of Calico Cats, from Daniel Moroney
- Structural Genomics, from Daniel Ridge
- microRNA, from Rlheureu
- Paramutation, from Tjjohns
- X-Linked Traits, from Gaelin13
- Para-Mutations, from GenomeGnome
- Proteomics by Sarah Paisley
- Syntrophic Species and Community Metabolism by Daniel Grzenda
Examples from the 2013 wiki:Edit
Smith A and Jones T 197. The Molecular Architecture of the TRAMP Complex Reveals the Organization and Interplay of Its Two Catalytic Activities. J Interesting Stuff 30, 187-206.
Smith A and Jones T 197. The Molecular Architecture of the TRAMP Complex Reveals the Organization and Interplay of Its Two Catalytic Activities. J Interesting Stuff 30, 187-206. PMID: 25175027