What is DNA Sequencing? Chemical degradation (Maxam and Gilbert) method. Chain termination (Sanger dideoxy) method. Instrumentation and reagents. Template preparation. Gel electrophoresis. Non-radioactive methods. Troubleshooting. Confirmatory sequencing. Sequencing PCR products. Strategies for new sequence determination. Introduction to Bioinformatics and the Internet. Sequence databases. Sequence alignment and database searches. Sequencing projects and Contig analysis. Protein function prediction. Protein structure prediction. Appendices.