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Getting you started

Here it is what you will need for this course

Although a lot of the course content can be accessed through a mobile device, this course relies heavily on screencasts and video tutorials which are better accessed using a computer or laptop. In addition, you will be required to download the Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT), an open source and user-friendly genome browser developed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, for the purpose of visualising, analysing and comparing bacterial (and other larger!) genomes. It is essential that you can install software in your computer. Instructions for the download and installation of ACT will be given in the next sections.

Please be aware that, throughout the course, it might be necessary for you to copy and paste hyperlink addresses into your browser, rather than just clicking on them. We will flag this up to you when it’s necessary to do this, but if you accidentally click on one of these links and nothing happens, don’t panic!

Note: Visually impaired learners would benefit from working through the course with someone who can describe the images.

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Bacterial Genomes: Comparative Genomics using Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT)

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