Caister Academic Press

Frontiers in Computational Genomics | Book

Publisher: Caister Academic Press
Edited by: Michael Y. Galperin and Eugene V. Koonin
National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda
Pages: xii + 346
Publication date: January 2003Buy book
ISBN: 978-0-9542464-4-0
Price: GB £159 or US $319
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Computational biology and bioinformatics form a major, integral part of genomics. From sequence fragment assembly, to gene prediction, to prediction of protein functions and structure, to identification of regulatory signals in DNA, to building phylogenetic trees, it would not be an exaggeration to state that genomics is primarily computational. Major new programs, software and internet facilities have evolved recently that facilitate computational analysis and more novel technologies are currently being developed. Written by experts in the field, this volume highlights research on the emerging, perhaps somewhat controversial, topics in genomics and shows the feedback between the new developments and the established methods of computational biology.

An essential book for anyone involved in genomic science or bioinformatics.


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Table of contents
1. Gene Prediction Accuracy in Large DNA Sequences.
Roderic Guigó and Thomas Wiehe
2. Sensitive Protein Alignment Algorithms.
Adam Godzik
3. Measuring Generality of Knowledge-Based Potential Extracted from Protein Structure Sets.
Frank Eisenhaber, Shamil R. Sunyaev, Vladimir G. Tumanyan, and Eugene N. Kuznetsov
4. Protein Structure Modeling in Functional Genomics.
Jürgen Kopp, Manuel C. Peitsch and Torsten Schwede
5. Identifying Domains, Repeats and Motifs from Protein Sequences.
Chris P. Ponting and Alex Bateman
6. Exploiting the Variations in the Genomic Associations of Genes to Predict Pathways and Reconstruct their Evolution.
Martijn A. Huynen and Berend Snel
7. Using Genomic Context in the Analysis of Multi-Component Systems.
Natalie D. Fedorova, Anastasia N. Nikolskaya, and Michael Y. Galperin
8. Prolegomena to the Evolution of Transcriptional Regulation in Bacterial Genomes.
Mikhail S. Gelfand and Olga N. Laikova
9. Experimental RNomics.
Alexander Hüttenhofer and Jürgen Brosius
10. Genome-Scale Phylogenetic Trees.
Yuri I. Wolf, Igor B. Rogozin, Nick V. Grishin, and Eugene V. Koonin
11. Mathematical Modeling of the Evolution of Domain Composition of Proteomes: A Birth-and-Death Process with Innovation.
Georgy P. Karev, Yuri I. Wolf, Andrey Y. Rzhetsky, Faina S. Berezovskaya, and Eugene V. Koonin

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(EAN: 9780954246440 Subjects: [genomics] [molecular microbiology] [bioinformatics] [molecular biology] )