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Bioinformatics for Dummies

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Series: For Dummies

By: J-M Claverie and C Notredame

436 pages, Illus

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 2 | #182947 | ISBN: 0470089857
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This reference addresses common biological questions, problems, and projects, while also providing a UNIX/Linux overview and tips on tweaking bioinformatic applications using Perl.

...will be of enormous practical assistance to anyone getting to grips with bioinformatics tools in the course of their research... (Briefings in Bioinformatics, June 2003)


Introduction. Part I: Getting Started in Bioinformatics. Chapter 1: Finding Out What Bioinformatics Can Do for You. Chapter 2: How Most People Use Bioinformatics. Part II: A Survival Guide to Bioinformatics. Chapter 3: Using Nucleotide Sequence Databases. Chapter 4: Using Protein and Specialized Sequence Databases. Chapter 5: Working with a Single DNA Sequence. Chapter 6: Working with a Single Protein Sequence. Part III: Becoming a Pro in Sequence Analysis. Chapter 7: Similarity Searches on Sequence Databases. Chapter 8: Comparing Two Sequences. Chapter 9: Building a Multiple Sequence Alignment. Chapter 10: Editing and Publishing Alignments. Part IV: Becoming a Specialist: Advanced Bioinformatics Techniques. Chapter 11: Working with Protein 3-D Structures. Chapter 12: Working with RNA. Chapter 13: Building Phylogenetic Trees. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 14: The Ten Commandments When Using Servers. Chapter 15: Some Useful Bioinformatics Resources. Glossary. Index.

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Jean-Michel Claverie, PhD, is one of the founders of modern bioinformatics and has written over 100 articles. Cedric Notredame, PhD, is a researcher at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and a group leader of the Swiss Bioinformatics Institute.

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