Living things share common genes.
- The Bacterial ID Lab
- Pick the virtual bacterial ID lab link. This virtual lab takes you to the bench of a sequencing lab where you go through all the steps in sequencing bacterial DNA. Then you search BLAST to find and identify the source of the DNA. (HINT: To copy the sequence during the lab, press 'control' and 'c' simultaneously.)
- Molecular Biology and Primate Phylogenetics
- This link from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is a lab protocol for teachers. The lab uses homologous sequences in primates to uncover the evolutionary relationships with our cousins.
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