A Geometrical Approach to Genome Analysis: Skew & Z-Curve

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Analyze complete genome using a geometrical method

Plot 2D- and 3D graphs in Python

Calculate, plot, and save complete genome profile

About 60 minutes required for the project and 60 for the other materials (reading and assignment).
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to analyze a complete viral genome using geometrical methods (skews and Z-curve), 2D- and 3D-plotting in Python, and how to use some important Python libraries (like Tkinter, Matplotlib, and NumPy) helping you accomplish this. You will also learn about the genomes of some viruses including, Corona, SARS, HIV, Zika, Nidovirous, and rubella viruses.

Skills you will develop

  • 3D

  • Personal Genomics

  • Python Programming

  • plotting

  • 2D

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. Task 1: Getting Started with Geometrical Genome Analysis.

  2. Task 2: Skew and Z-Curve definitions

  3. Task 3: Locate the Data Files

  4. Task 4: Genome cDNA to Orginal Viral RNA

  5. Task 5: Skews and Z-Curve calculations

  6. Task 6: 2D Plotting (Skews part 1 of 2)

  7. Task 7: 2D Plotting (Skews part 2 of 2)

  8. Task 8: Z-Curve 2D and 3D plotting

  9. Task 9: Export results as PDF files.

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