Reverse and complement nucleic acid sequences (DNA, RNA) using Python

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand the basic building blocks in the Python language.

Develop a Python program that constructs reverse, complement, and reverse-complement nucleic acid sequences (DNA, RNA).

Read a file that has a long DNA sequence and then apply the code to the data in the file.

ClockAbout 60 minutes required for the project and 60 for the other materials (reading and assignment).
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In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn the basic building blocks in the Python language and how to Develop a Python program that constructs reverse, complement, and reverse-complement nucleic acid sequences (DNA, RNA). Also, you will make your code read a file that has a long DNA sequence and deal with one of the complete genomes for the novel coronavirus.

Skills you will develop

Python ProgrammingComputational BiologySpyder

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction

  2. Data Types

  3. for loops

  4. Conditions

  5. String Manipulation

  6. Revers, Complement, and Reverse-Complement DNA

  7. Revers, Complement, and Reverse-Complement RNA

  8. Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Genome

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