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Introduction to Bioinformatics

Introduction to Bioinformatics

  • Teresa Attwood
  • David J. Parry-Smith
  • Dr Samiron Phukan
  • Author: Teresa Attwood
    • ISBN:9788177586411
    • 10 Digit ISBN:8177586416
    • Price:Rs. 675.00
    • Pages:256
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


    Bioinformatics, the application of computers in the biological sciences, especially analysis of biological sequence data, is becoming an essential tool in molecular biology as genome projects generate vast quantities of data. With new sequences being added to DNA databases on an average of once a minute, there is a pressing need to convert this information into biochemical and biophysical knowledge by deciphering the structural, functional and evolutionary clues encoded in the language of biological sequences.

    Table of Content

    1. Overview
    2. Introduction
    3. Information networks
    4. Protein information resources
    5. Genome information resources
    6. DNA sequence analysis
    7. Pairwise alignment techniques
    8. Multiple sequence alignment
    9. Secondary database searching
    10. Building a sequence search protocol
    11. Analysis packages
    12. Probability and statistics

    Salient Features

    • Unique guide to bioinformatics linked to an interactive practical on the World Wide Web
    • Introduces key databases, tools and resources, and outlines pitfalls of methods
    • The Web link integrates conventional and Web-based publishing, allowing interactive exploration of concepts discussed in the book
    • Includes numerous Further Reading suggestions, Web references and a useful Glossary