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Essential Bioinformatics - 06 edition

Essential Bioinformatics (ISBN10: 0521600820; ISBN13: 9780521600828)
ISBN13: 978-0521600828
ISBN10: 0521600820

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521840989
ISBN10: 0521840988

Summary: Essential Bioinformatics is a concise yet comprehensive textbook of bioinformatics, which provides a broad introduction to the entire field. Written specifically for a life science audience, the basics of bioinformatics are explained, followed by discussions of the state-of-the-art computational tools available to solve biological research problems. All key areas of bioinformatics are covered including biological databases, sequence alignment, genes and promoter pred ...show moreiction, molecular phylogenetics, structural bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. The book emphasizes how computational methods work and compares the strengths and weaknesses of different methods. This balanced yet easily accessible text will be invaluable to students who do not have sophisticated computational backgrounds. Technical details of computational algorithms are explained with a minimum use of mathematical formulae; graphical illustrations are used in their place to aid understanding. The effective synthesis of existing literature as well as in-depth and up-to-date coverage of all key topics in bioinformatics make this an ideal textbook for all bioinformatics courses taken by life science students and for researchers wishing to develop their knowledge of bioinformatics to facilitate their own research.

  • Concise yet comprehensive and written specifically for life scientists and those without a sophisticated computational background
  • Provides annotated guides to the most frequently used internet tools for each topic and discusses the advantages of different methods
  • Includes 6 step-by-step protocols for internet-based exercises to aid student's problem-solving skills using freely available bioinformatics tools
  • Glossary provides clear definitions and easy understanding of key bioinformatics concepts and tools
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Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 02/28/2006
International: No

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