University of Virginia

Bacterial Bioinformatics

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Rebecca Wattam

Instructor: Rebecca Wattam

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Intermediate level

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13 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Learn how to assemble a bacterial genome

  • Learn how to annotate a bacterial genome

  • Learn how to generate a phylogenetic tree from a set of bacterial genomes

  • Learn how to perform basic comparative analyses of a set of bacterial genomes

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8 quizzes

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There are 8 modules in this course

This lesson provides an introduction to BV-BRC, the Bacterial and Viral Resource Integration Center (formerly PATRIC), a Bioinformatics Resource Center dedicated to supporting bacterial research. BV-BRC provides comprehensive bacterial genomic data with integrated analysis tools and visualizations. BV-BRC also provides a private workspace where users can upload and analyze their own data. BV-BRC will serve as the platform for the analysis methods covered in this module. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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7 videos1 quiz

This lesson provides step-by-step instructions for assembling a genome from a set of bacterial sequence reads using the BV-BRC Genome Assembly Service. Exercises are included to enhance comprehension and build proficiency in using the assembly process. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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7 videos1 quiz

This lesson provides step-by-step instructions for annotating a genome from contigs using the BV-BRC Bacterial Genome Annotation Service. Exercises are included to enhance comprehension and build proficiency in using the annotation process. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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7 videos1 quiz

This lesson provides step-by-step instructions for assembling, annotating, and performing an automated analysis of a genome from a set of bacterial sequence reads using the BV-BRC Comprehensive Genome Analysis Service. Exercises are included to enhance comprehension and build proficiency in using the service. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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10 videos1 quiz

This lesson provides step-by-step instructions for generating a codon-based phylogentic tree from a set of genomes using the BV-BRC Codon Tree Service. Exercises are included to enhance comprehension and build proficiency in using the service. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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9 videos1 quiz

This lesson provides step-by-step instructions for finding genomes (and associated taxonomy) in BV-BRC similar to your genome or sequences using the Similar Genome Finder Service. Exercises are included to enhance comprehension and build proficiency in using the service. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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4 videos1 quiz

This lesson provides step-by-step instructions for using the BV-BRC Protein Family Sorter to compare presence, absence, and counts of proteins in protein families across a set of genomes. Exercises are included to enhance comprehension and build proficiency in using the tool. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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13 videos1 quiz

This lesson provides step-by-step instructions for using the BV-BRC Proteome Comparison Service to compare a set of genomes against a reference genome, feature group, or FASTA file. Exercises are included to enhance comprehension and build proficiency in using the tool. Note that the exercises were developed using the PATRIC, the predecessor system to BV-BRC. However, BV-BRC was built from PATRIC, so most of the content is still the same.

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11 videos1 quiz

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4.8 (72 ratings)
Rebecca Wattam
University of Virginia
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