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Published: 07 November 2013

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780199651566

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Introduction to Bioinformatics

Fourth Edition

Arthur Lesk

  • 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.
  • Emphasises 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 Centre includes data sets and Web-based problems, alongside guidance for answering the problems and exercises in the book.

New to this Edition:

  • The 'Weblems' (Web-based problems) are now online to enable immediate access to hyperlinked materials and are tied more closely to specific areas of the text.
  • Two new chapters have been written to increase the coverage of metabolic pathways and gene expression and regulation, in order to reflect the recent growth of interest in these areas.
  • Extended coverage of genomics reflects the increasing cross-over between the disciplines of bioinformatics and genomics.
  • Increased emphasis is placed on the exciting potential of bioinformatics to enable future advances in our understanding of life on earth.

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