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Mathematics of Genome Analysis

Mathematics of Genome Analysis

by Jerome K. Percus
     
 

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The massive research effort known as the Human Genome Project is an attempt to record the sequence of the three trillion nucleotides that make up the human genome and to identify individual genes within this sequence. The description and classification of sequences is heavily dependent on mathematical and statistical models. This short textbook presents a brief

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The massive research effort known as the Human Genome Project is an attempt to record the sequence of the three trillion nucleotides that make up the human genome and to identify individual genes within this sequence. The description and classification of sequences is heavily dependent on mathematical and statistical models. This short textbook presents a brief description of several ways in which mathematics and statistics are being used in genome analysis and sequencing.

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"Mathematics of Genome Analysis is a suitable textbook for a mathematics course aimed at raising awareness of the challenges that are posed by computational biology. It is also good first reading for mathematics students and professionals who want to get an idea of the exciting mathematical problems in the analysis of biological sequences." Phyics Today

"This is a lovely, short textbook on selective mathematical models in genomic DNA sequence analysis.... its style is unique..." The Quarterly Review of Biology

In this brief text, Percus (physics and math, New York U.) recasts his classroom presentations to set forth the relatively stable mathematical framework that supports the "hyperactive field that `genomics' has become" (the author's words). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521585262
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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