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Introduction to Bioinformatics

Fourth Edition

Arthur Lesk

Publication Date - January 2014

ISBN: 9780199651566

400 pages
Paperback
10.4 x 7.7 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $72.95

Provides guidance and advice on how to use a range of computational methods and techniques for retrieving and analyzing biological data

Description

Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of Introduction to Bioinformatics shows how bioinformatics can be used as a powerful set of tools for retrieving and analyzing this biological data, and how bioinformatics can be applied to a wide range of disciplines such as molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology, forensic science, and anthropology. This new edition contains two new chapters, with significantly increased coverage of metabolic pathways, and gene expression and regulation.

Written for students without a detailed prior knowledge of programming, this book is the perfect introduction to the field of bioinformatics, providing friendly guidance and advice on how to use various methods and techniques. Additionally, frequent examples, self-test questions, problems, and exercises are incorporated throughout the text to encourage self-directed learning.

Features

  • Aimed primarily at a biological audience, it is ideal for those without detailed prior knowledge of programming who are encountering bioinformatics for the first time.
  • Frequent examples, self-test questions, problems, and exercises are incorporated throughout the text to encourage self-directed learning.
  • Emphasizes the practical applications of the subject to a wide range of disciplines, such as molecular biology, medicine, forensic science, and anthropology.
  • Invaluable information retrieval techniques and data calculations are covered to enable the reader to carry out their own research on the Web.
  • The Online Resource Center includes data sets and Web-based problems, alongside guidance for answering the problems and exercises in the book.

About the Author(s)

Arthur M. Lesk is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Pennsylvania State University.

Previous Publication Date(s)

June 2008
May 2005

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Genome organization and evolution
    3. Scientific publications and archives: media, content and access
    4. Archives and information retrieval
    5. Alignments and phylogenetic trees
    6. Structural bioinformatics and drug discovery
    7. Introduction to systems biology
    8. Metabolic pathways
    9. Gene expression and regulation

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