Investigation 3 COMPARING DNA SEQUENCES TO UNDERSTAND EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS WITH BLAST How can bioinformatics be used as a tool to determine evolutionary relationships and to better understand genetic diseases?
For this activity, you will be using your own computer at home, the computer lab, or at the local library. All of the websites required for this lab have links listed below. You should also have constructed a cladogram, which you may attach to your lab notebook. Refer to the website Journey into Phylogenetic Systematics (below) for rules on how to construct a cladogram.
Please DO: 1. Answer all questions in the lab. 2. The Investigations 1,2 3. Online activities -- you really should browse through them. 4. Procedure -- Follow exactly. Record observations and hypothesis on lab paper. 5. Analyzing results -- Do everything. 6. Evaluating results -- don't discuss with your classmates. Do everything else. 7. Designing and Conducting your investigation -- do everything. Look at a few genes. Websites to help prepare for the lab: