Over at Discovering Biology in a Digital World, Sandra Porter blogs about mapping polymorphisms in PCR products amplified from 16S ribosomal RNA genes. The post stems from an exercise she's doing with her class, and she includes a 15-minute video demonstrating how the group aligned sequences and found the polymorphisms in the 3D structure.

 

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