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This is a simulation where students analyze possible samples from an extraterrestrial life form to determine if it really is extraterrestrial. Tools used are chemical analysis and DNA or protein sequencing, along with the use of standard bioinformatics analysis using the tools at NCBI.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 06, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 20, 2012
Send email to spalding@nmsu.edu
Submitter: Jeff Bell
Keywords: blast, ProfileScan, clustalW, open reading frame, BLOCKS, sequence analysis, bioinformatics, sequence comparison, extraterrestrial


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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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