To use BioPython, we need python2.5 or higher.
However, the iPlant base image only has python 2.4 installed.
The following describes how Dr. Loraine installed python2.6 on her VM and then installed BioPython.
How I installed python2.6
Check the release in my VM
iPlant base image is running CentOS:
Searching google with query "how to install python on centos 5.8" turns up this link: