Discrete and Topological Models in Molecular Biology by Nata JonoskaDiscrete and Topological Models in Molecular Biology by Nata Jonoska

Discrete and Topological Models in Molecular Biology

byNata JonoskaEditorMasahico Saito

Hardcover | January 15, 2014

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Theoretical tools and insights from discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, and topology now play essential roles in our understanding of vital biomolecular processes. The related methods are now employed in various fields of mathematical biology as instruments to "zoom in" on processes at a molecular level.This book contains expository chapters on how contemporary models from discrete mathematics - in domains such as algebra, combinatorics, and graph and knot theories - can provide perspective on biomolecular problems ranging from data analysis, molecular and gene arrangements and structures, and knotted DNA embeddings via spatial graph models to the dynamics and kinetics of molecular interactions.The contributing authors are among the leading scientists in this field and the book is a reference for researchers in mathematics and theoretical computer science who are engaged with modeling molecular and biological phenomena using discrete methods. It may also serve as a guide and supplement for graduate courses in mathematical biology or bioinformatics, introducing nontraditional aspects of mathematical biology.
Prof. Natasa Jonoska is a professor in the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. She received her PhD from the Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, SUNY Binghamton in 1993. Her research is driven by the issue of how biology computes, in particular using formal models such as cellular or other fi...
Title:Discrete and Topological Models in Molecular BiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:524 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:January 15, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642401929

ISBN - 13:9783642401923

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Table of Contents

Chap. 1 - Perspectives in Computational Genome Analysis.- Chap. 2 - The Sequence Reconstruction Problem.- Chap. 3 - Extracting Coevolving Characters from a Tree of Species.- Chap. 4 - When and How the Perfect Phylogeny Model Explains Evolution.- Chap. 5 - An Invitation to the Study of Brain Networks with Some Statistical Analysis of Thresholding Techniques.- Chap. 6 - Simplicial Models and Topological Inference in Biological Systems.- Chap. 7 - Combinatorial Insights into RNA Secondary Structure.- Chap. 8 - Redundant and Critical Noncovalent Interactions in Protein Rigid Cluster Analysis.- Chap. 9 - Modeling Autonomous Supramolecular Assembly.- Chap. 10 - The Role of Symmetry in Conformational Changes of Viral Capsids: A Mathematical Approach.- Chap. 11 - Minimal Tile and Bond-Edge Types for Self-Assembling DNA Graphs.- Chap. 12 - Programmed Genome Processing in Ciliates.- Chap. 13 - The Algebra of Gene Assembly in Ciliates.- Chap. 14 - Invariants of Graphs Modeling Nucleotide Rearrangements.- Chap. 15 - Introduction to DNA Topology.- Chap. 16 - Reactions Mediated by Topoisomerases and Other Enzymes: Modelling Localised DNA Transformations.- Chap. 17 - Site-Specific Recombination on Unknot and Unlink Substrates Producing Two-Bridge Links.- Chap. 18 - Site-Specific Recombination Modeled as a Band Surgery: Applications to Xer Recombination.- Chap. 19 - Understanding DNA Looping Through Cre-Recombination Kinetics .- Chap. 20 - The QSSA in Chemical Kinetics: As taught and as Practiced.- Chap. 21 - Algebraic Models and Their Use in Systems Biology.- Chap. 22 - Deconstructing Complex Nonlinear Models in System Design Space.- Chap. 23 - IBCell Morphocharts: A Computational Model for Linking Cell Molecular Activity with Emerging Tissue Morphology.