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Plant Transcriptomics
In the Plant Transcriptomics Simulation, you will embark on a mission to identify the metabolic pathway that produces an antimalarial compound in a rare plant.

About This Simulation

In the Plant Transcriptomics Simulation, you will embark on a mission to identify the metabolic pathway that produces an antimalarial compound in a rare plant. You only have one plant specimen to extract the RNA and identify the enzymes that are needed to produce a novel antimalarial drug. You will use a method called RNA-seq to quantify the transcription of different genes. Will you be able to identify the enzymes and produce a novel drug that can save millions of people?

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Learning Objectives

  • Learning about terpenoids and its benefit as an antimalarial drug
  • Understanding how Next Generation Sequencing technology can be used to screen candidate genes
  • Learning how to use BLAST and phylogenetic analysis gene annotation

Techniques

  • RNA extraction (optional)
  • Next Generation Sequencing: Cluster generation, Sequencing, Data analysis
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • BLAST

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