Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice / Edition 1

Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice / Edition 1

by Michael Moorhouse, Paul Barry
     
 

ISBN-10: 047085331X

ISBN-13: 9780470853313

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Bioinformatics, Biocomputing and Perl presents a modern introduction to bioinformatics computing skills and practice. Structuring its presentation around four main areas of study, this book covers the skills vital to the day-to-day activities of today’s bioinformatician. Each chapter contains a series of maxims designed to highlight key points and

Overview

Bioinformatics, Biocomputing and Perl presents a modern introduction to bioinformatics computing skills and practice. Structuring its presentation around four main areas of study, this book covers the skills vital to the day-to-day activities of today’s bioinformatician. Each chapter contains a series of maxims designed to highlight key points and there are exercises to supplement and cement the introduced material.

Working with Perl presents an extended tutorial introduction to programming through Perl, the premier programming technology of the bioinformatics community. Even though no previous programming experience is assumed, completing the tutorial equips the reader with the ability to produce powerful custom programs with ease.

Working with Data applies the programming skills acquired to processing a variety of bioinformatics data. In addition to advice on working with important data stores such as the Protein DataBank, SWISS-PROT, EMBL and the GenBank, considerable discussion is devoted to using bioinformatics data to populate relational database systems. The popular MySQL database is used in all examples.

Working with the Web presents a discussion of the Web-based technologies that allow the bioinformatics researcher to publish both data and applications on the Internet.

Working with Applications shifts gear from creating custom programs to using them. The tools described include Clustal-W, EMBOSS, STRIDE, BLAST and Xmgrace. An introduction to the important Bioperl Project concludes this chapter and rounds off the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470853313
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Setting the Biological Scene.

2. Setting the Technological Scene.

I: WORKING WITH PERL.

3. The Basics.

4. Places to Put Things.

5. Getting Organised.

6. About Files.

7. Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns.

8. Perl Grabbag.

II: WORKING WITH DATA.

9. Downloading Datasets.

10. The Protein Databank.

11. Non-redundant Datasets.

12. Databases.

13. Databases and Perl.

III: WORKING WITH THE WEB.

14. The Sequence Retrieval System.

15. Web Technologies.

16. Web Automation.

IV: WORKING WITH APPLICATIONS.

17. Tools and Datasets.

18. Applications.

19. Data Visualisation.

20. Introducing Bioperl.

Appendix: A—F. 

Index.

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