Bioinformatics Basics: Applications in Biological Science and Medicine / Edition 2

Bioinformatics Basics: Applications in Biological Science and Medicine / Edition 2

by Lukas K. Buehler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849312833

ISBN-13: 9780849312830

Pub. Date: 05/25/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Every researcher in genomics and proteomics now has access to public domain databases containing literally billions of data entries. However, without the right analytical tools, and an understanding of the biological significance of the data, cataloging and interpreting the molecular evolutionary processes buried in those databases is difficult, if not impossible.

Overview

Every researcher in genomics and proteomics now has access to public domain databases containing literally billions of data entries. However, without the right analytical tools, and an understanding of the biological significance of the data, cataloging and interpreting the molecular evolutionary processes buried in those databases is difficult, if not impossible.

The first editon of Bioinformatics Basics: Applications in Biological Science and Medicine answered the scientific community’s need to learn about the bioinformatic tools available to them. That the book continues to be a best seller clearly demonstrates the authors’ ability to provide scientists with the understanding to apply those tools to their research. Currently, it is being used as a reference text at MIT and other prestigious institutions.

Recognizing the important advances in bioinformatices since their last edition, Buehler and Rashidi have produced a completely revised and updated version of their pioneering work. To allow scientists to utilize significant databases from around the world, the authors consider some fresh approaches to data analysis while identifying computing techniques that will help them manage the massive flow of information their science requires.

New to the second edition:

  • Provides a more detailed view of the field while continuing to focus on the global concept approach that popularized the first edition.
  • Offers the latest approaches to data analysis
  • Introduces recent developments in genomics, microarrays, proteomics, genome mapping, and more.
  • Adds two new sections offering insights from other experts in bioinformatics.
  • Bioinformatics Basics is not intended to serve as a training manual for bioinformaticians. Instead, it’s designed to help the general scientific community gain a thorough understanding of what bioinformatics tools are available to them and the best ways these tools can be utilized and adapted to meet the needs of their specific interests and projects.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780849312830
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    05/25/2005
    Edition description:
    REV
    Pages:
    360
    Product dimensions:
    6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

    Table of Contents

    Contents
    BIOLOGY AND INFORMATION
    Bioinformatics—A Rapidly Maturing Science
    Computers in Biology and Medicine
    The Virtual Doctor
    Biological Macromolecules as Information Carriers
    Proteins: From Sequence to Structure to Function
    DNA and RNA Structure
    DNA Cloning and Sequencing
    Genes, Taxonomy, and Evolution
    BIOLOGICAL DATABASES
    Biological Database Organization
    Public Databases
    Database Mining Tools
    GENOME ANALYSIS
    The Genomic Organization of Genes
    Comparative Genomics
    Functional Genomics
    Microarray and Bioarray Technology
    Genomes as Gene Networks
    PROTEOME ANALYSIS
    Proteomics
    Hydrodynamic Methods
    Predictive Biology
    Systems Biology
    THE BIOINFORMATICS REVOLUTION IN MEDICINE
    Genes and Diseases
    Appendix A Glossary of Biological Terms
    Appendix B Bioinformatics Web Sites
    Index
    Includes contributions from:
    Borries Demeler, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Peter Ghazal, PhD and Thorsten Forster, PhD, Scottish Centre for Genomic Technology and Informatics, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland

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