Bioinformatics Basics

Bioinformatics Basics: Applications in Biological Science and Medicine

Published:
Content:
Editor(s):
Free Standard Shipping

Purchasing Options

Hardback
$129.95
ISBN 9780849312830
Cat# 1283
Add to cart
 

Features

  • Includes flow charts at the beginning of each chapter that both summarizes and makes information easy to find
  • Provides a map to popular Web-based bioinformatics tools
  • Complements a global view of the field with detailed examples of certain applications
  • Summary

    Every researcher in genomics and proteomics now has access to public domain databases containing literally billions of data entries. However, without the right analytical tools, and an understanding of the biological significance of the data, cataloging and interpreting the molecular evolutionary processes buried in those databases is difficult, if not impossible.

    The first editon of Bioinformatics Basics: Applications in Biological Science and Medicine answered the scientific community’s need to learn about the bioinformatic tools available to them. That the book continues to be a best seller clearly demonstrates the authors’ ability to provide scientists with the understanding to apply those tools to their research. Currently, it is being used as a reference text at MIT and other prestigious institutions.

    Recognizing the important advances in bioinformatices since their last edition, Buehler and Rashidi have produced a completely revised and updated version of their pioneering work. To allow scientists to utilize significant databases from around the world, the authors consider some fresh approaches to data analysis while identifying computing techniques that will help them manage the massive flow of information their science requires.

    New to the second edition:

  • Provides a more detailed view of the field while continuing to focus on the global concept approach that popularized the first edition.
  • Offers the latest approaches to data analysis
  • Introduces recent developments in genomics, microarrays, proteomics, genome mapping, and more.
  • Adds two new sections offering insights from other experts in bioinformatics.
  • Bioinformatics Basics is not intended to serve as a training manual for bioinformaticians. Instead, it’s designed to help the general scientific community gain a thorough understanding of what bioinformatics tools are available to them and the best ways these tools can be utilized and adapted to meet the needs of their specific interests and projects.

    Table of Contents

    Contents
    BIOLOGY AND INFORMATION
    Bioinformatics—A Rapidly Maturing Science
    Computers in Biology and Medicine
    The Virtual Doctor
    Biological Macromolecules as Information Carriers
    Proteins: From Sequence to Structure to Function
    DNA and RNA Structure
    DNA Cloning and Sequencing
    Genes, Taxonomy, and Evolution
    BIOLOGICAL DATABASES
    Biological Database Organization
    Public Databases
    Database Mining Tools 
    GENOME ANALYSIS
    The Genomic Organization of Genes
    Comparative Genomics
    Functional Genomics
    Microarray and Bioarray Technology
    Genomes as Gene Networks
    PROTEOME ANALYSIS
    Proteomics
    Hydrodynamic Methods
    Predictive Biology
    Systems Biology
    THE BIOINFORMATICS REVOLUTION IN MEDICINE
    Genes and Diseases
    Appendix A Glossary of Biological Terms
    Appendix B Bioinformatics Web Sites
    Index
    Includes contributions from:
    Borries Demeler, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Peter Ghazal, PhD and Thorsten Forster, PhD, Scottish Centre for Genomic Technology and Informatics, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland

    Editorial Reviews

    “… professionals will find this book on bioinformatics basics to be an excellent guide for understanding the tools and how to apply them to their research. … The first chapter is an excellent overview of modern molecular biology that covers the basics of genome sequencing, DNA and protein structure, and molecular cloning. … The organization of the chapters into several independent subsections will allow readers the freedom to either read the chapter as a whole, or concentrate on their own area of interest. … enhanced with numerous illustrations, photographs, and tables, the book is suitable not only for beginners but also for experienced readers who will find it to be an excellent source for understanding the bioinformatics tools and databases currently available for research.”
    — Tzvi Tzfira, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan , in The Quartely Review of Biology, Vol. 81, December 2006

    “… professionals will find this book on bioinformatics basics to be an excellent guide for understanding the tools and how to apply them to their research. … The first chapter is an excellent overview of modern molecular biology that covers the basics of genome sequencing, DNA and protein structure, and molecular cloning. … The organization of the chapters into several independent subsections will allow readers the freedom to either read the chapter as a whole, or concentrate on their own area of interest. … enhanced with numerous illustrations, photographs, and tables, the book is suitable not only for beginners but also for experienced readers who will find it to be an excellent source for understanding the bioinformatics tools and databases currently available for research.”
    — Tzvi Tzfira, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan , in The Quartely Review of Biology, Vol. 81, December 2006

    “This is not a methods or training manual; rather, it will give novice biologists and computer scientists a brief look at the commonly employed bioinformatics resources and the types of questions they can answer. The book is well indexed and has informative tables and figures (some in color).”
    —K.A. Newman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CHOICE, April 2006

    “…illustrates the wide range of biological data now freely available and may provide an introduction to the resources available at countless websites. . .provides an interesting snapshot of the opportunities the use of statistical and bioinformatics methods can bring to the new biology.”
    —David Lovell, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, Pharmaceutical Statistics, Vol. 6, 2007

    “Hardcover-bound and enhanced with numerous illustrations, photographs, and tables, the book is suitable not only for beginners but also for experienced readers who will find it to be an excellent source for understanding the bioinformatics tools and databases currently available for research.”
    —Tzvi Tzfira, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 81, 2006

    Related Titles

     
    Textbooks
    Other CRC Press Sites
    Featured Authors
    STAY CONNECTED
    Facebook Page for CRC Press Twitter Page for CRC Press You Tube Channel for CRC Press LinkedIn Page for CRC Press Google Plus Page for CRC Press
    Sign Up for Email Alerts
    © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Cookie Use | Shipping Policy | Contact Us