Genetic Algorithms: Examples & Purpose


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How does a BLAST algorithm analyze database sequences against the query sequence?

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1. What three programming languages are used primarily by bioinformaticists?

2. What is the format of a FASTA file?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you remember about genetic algorithms with this quiz/worksheet combo. Make sure you understand important topics like the way a BLAST algorithm analyzes database sequences with a query sequence and three programming languages that are used frequently by bioinformaticians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be addressed on the quiz:

  • FASTA file format
  • The way annotation algorithms make their evaluations
  • Genetic algorithm that can analyze multiple sequences and create phylogenetic trees

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way annotation algorithms make their analysis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the three common programming languages used by bioinformaticians and the process used by a BLAST algorithm to analyze database sequences against a query sequence
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on genetic algorithms, including the file format used by FASTA

Additional Learning

Try the lesson entitled Genetic Algorithms: Examples & Purpose for more information on the following subjects:

  • Main goals of genetic algorithms
  • Field of bioinformatics
  • Use of Open Reading Frame (ORF) scanners