Introduction to Bioinformatics by Arthur Lesk

Introduction to Bioinformatics

byArthur Lesk

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A vast amount of biological information about a wide range of species has become available in recent years as technological advances have significantly reduced the time it takes to sequence a genome or determine a novel protein structure. This text describes how bioinformatics can be used as apowerful set of tools for retrieving and analysing 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.Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of Introduction to Bioinformatics contains two new chapters, with significantly increased coverage of metabolic pathways, and gene expression and regulation. This reflects the recent growth of interest in these areas in the field of bioinformatics.Written primarily for a biological audience 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. Furthermore, frequent examples, self-testquestions, problems, and exercises are incorporated throughout the text to encourage self-directed learning. Online resource centreThe Online Resource Centre features the following materials:For lecturers (password protected):DTFigures and tables from the book available to downloadFor students:DT'Weblems' - web related problems tied to particular sections of the bookDTData from the book in computer-readable formDTGuidance to help students answer problems from the text, and answers to end of chapter exercises

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Arthur M. Lesk is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.
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Title:Introduction to BioinformaticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.03 inPublished:November 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199651566

ISBN - 13:9780199651566

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Genome organization and evolution3. Scientific publications and archives: media, content and access4. Archives and information retrieval5. Alignments and phylogenetic trees6. Structural bioinformatics and drug discovery7. Introduction to systems biology8. Metabolic pathways9. Gene expression and regulation

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`A very good introductory textbook in bioinformatics. It is well-structured and nicely laid out. There are numerous examples and problems attached to each chapter, including the novel Weblems.' Karen Page, University College London