BIOL368/F11:Class Journal Week 8

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Isaiah M. Castaneda

After working with the protein tools on today's assignment, compare your experience with working with the nucleic acid tools versus the protein tools. Which do you like better, and why?

I have no preference in working with either tools. They are both interesting to use, but they provide very different information about the samples being looked at. However, the outcomes from the sequencing tools seemed a bit more closely related to the type of material that has been covered in previous courses throughout my LMU years. Therefore, I more readily understood the point of the results from using the nucleic acid tools, rather than the protein tools. For example, before using the ProtParam and TMHMM programs, I did not really know why I wanted to look for transmembrane regions. Luckily, our text book gave some nice explanations on the importance of looking for such regions. Still, I possess no favoritism between the two tools; they are equally loved.

Isaiah M. Castaneda 00:48, 26 October 2011 (EDT)