Genome Scavenger Hunt Assignments
with Human Genome data change frequently! Always check website for updated
assignments and for current version of search guide)
List of other Assignments
One of the most important proteins in the human body is MYOGLOBIN.
Myoglobin is found in muscle tissue, where it binds oxygen, helping
to provide extra oxygen to release energy to power muscular contractions.
Type in the word "myoglobin" to the UCSC browser, and then
answer the following questions:
the symbol for the myoglobin gene?
Where is it located? (Give an exact answer in terms of chromosome
number and base pair position)
What is the function of myoglobin?
Print out the entire amino acid sequence of myoglobin (using
the single letter code).
Here for a copy of our Guide to Searching the Human Genome
Resource: The UCSC Genome Data Center: