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Author Mount, David W.

Title Bioinformatics : sequence and genome analysis / David W. Mount
Published Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, [2001]


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Description xii, 564 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents 1. Historical Introduction and Overview -- 2. Collecting and Storing Sequences in the Laboratory -- 3. Alignment of Pairs of Sequences -- 4. Multiple Sequence Alignment -- 5. Prediction of RNA Secondary Structure -- 6. Phylogenetic Prediction -- 7. Database Searching for Similar Sequences -- 8. Gene Prediction -- 9. Protein Classification and Structure Prediction -- 10. Genome Analysis
Summary The application of computational methods to DNA and protein science is a new and exciting development in biology. Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis is a comprehensive introduction to this emerging field of study. The book has many unique and valuable features: It is written for any biologist who wants to understand methods of sequence and structure analysis and how the necessary computer programs work; Sequence alignment, structure prediction, phylogenetic and gene prediction, database searching, and genome analysis are clearly explained and amply illustrated; Underlying algorithms and assumptions are clearly explained for the non-specialist; Examples are presented in simple numerical terms rather than complex formulas and notation; Theoretical underpinnings are linked to biological problems and their solutions; Extensive tables provide descriptions and Web sources for a broad range of publicly available software; An associated Website (, accessible free of charge by book purchasers, provides links to Internet sources referred to in the text, as well as problem sets for classroom use, and other useful material not included in the text. Based on the author's extensive experience as a molecular geneticist and bioinformaticist at the University of Arizona, this is a uniquely educational book, ideal as a laboratory reference for investigators and also as teaching reference for graduate and undergraduate students studying this fast-changing discipline
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available as an electronic book via the World Wide Web to institutions affiliated with netLibrary, Inc
Subject Amino acid sequence.
Genetics -- Data processing.
Nucleotide sequence.
Computational Biology.
Sequence Analysis, DNA.
Base Sequence.
Sequence Analysis, RNA.
Author NetLibrary, Inc.
LC no. 00060252
ISBN 0879695978 (cloth : alk. paper)
0879696087 (paperback : alk. paper)
0879696559 (electronic bk.)