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How does grass grow in the extremely hot soils of Yellowstone National Park? Could a protein from a virus help plants handle global warming? Okay, that second sentence is wild speculation, but we will try to find the answer to our mystery by aligning our protein sequence to a sequence from a related structure. tags:…

tags: plants, bioinformatics, sequence analysis, viruses, fungi How does grass grow in the extremely hot soils of Yellowstone National Park? The quest continues. Read part I, part II, part III, and part IV to see how we got here. And read onward to see where will we go.

The wind storms and heavy rains that hit Seattle recently, demonstrated why a bypass mechanism can be a helpful thing – for both bacteria and motorists. Under the bridge on Mercer, from the Seattle Times

When computers first entered the mainstream, it was common to hear them getting blamed for everything. Did you miss a bank statement? that darned computer! Miss a phone call? – again the computer! The latest issue of Science had a new twist on this old story. Now, instead of a researcher failing to take responsibility…

What’s the difference between a synthetic drug and an antibiotic? Sometimes there’s no difference at all. Let’s take a look at chloramphenicol and couple of pencillins.

and what is the volume of the sea? This sounds a bit like the beginning of a poem but it’s really the answer to the question we posed last week on a Digital Biology Friday.

Modified from the original post. Playing around with molecular structures is one of the more entertaining activities that you can do with digital biology. I’ve become totally entranced with molecular structures, both because they’re a fascinating art form and because every structure has its own story. I learned this because I ended up writing 69…

Today, we’re going to look for rainbows in double-stranded DNA and see what they can tell us about DNA structure.

Why do I love Cn3D? Let me count the ways. What does Cn3D do? (Hint: say “Cn3D” out loud). Seriously, Cn3D is a program that draws lovely pictures of molecular structures by using experimental data from techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Surprisingly (to some), and in contrast to many bioinformatics programs,…

How can you win a nerd contest if you don’t dress the part? Last year, I started a shop at CafePress to help distribute lab materials and fund my adventures in science education. Part of the fun has been making molecular merchandise to help show everyone that molecular models are beautiful, in their own special…