Bioinformatics Challenges at the Interface of Biology and Computer Science

Author: Teresa K. Attwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047003548X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This innovative book provides a completely fresh exploration of bioinformatics, investigating its complex interrelationship with biology and computer science. It approaches bioinformatics from a unique perspective, highlighting interdisciplinary gaps that often trap the unwary. The book considers how the need for biological databases drove the evolution of bioinformatics; it reviews bioinformatics basics (including database formats, data-types and current analysis methods), and examines key topics in computer science (including data-structures, identifiers and algorithms), reflecting on their use and abuse in bioinformatics. Bringing these disciplines together, this book is an essential read for those who wish to better understand the challenges for bioinformatics at the interface of biology and computer science, and how to bridge the gaps. It will be an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for lecturers, researchers and professionals with an interest in this fascinating, fast-moving discipline and the knotty problems that surround it.

Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills

Author: Cynthia Gibas
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781565926646
Format: PDF
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Offers a structured approach to biological data and the computer tools needed to analyze it, covering UNIX, databases, computation, Perl, data mining, data visualization, and tailoring software to suit specific research needs.

Bioinformatics Computing

Author: Bryan P. Bergeron
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780131008250
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Comprehensive and concise, this handbook has chapters on computing visualization, large database designs, advanced pattern matching and other key bioinformatics techniques. It is a practical guide to computing in the growing field of Bioinformatics--the study of how information is represented and transmitted in biological systems, starting at the molecular level.

Biology The Dynamic Science Volume 1 Units 1 2

Author: Peter Russell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113359204X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn how to think and engage like a scientist! BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE, Third Edition, allows you to develop a deep understanding of the core concepts in Biology and builds a strong foundation for future courses. The authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. Russell, Hertz, and McMillan will spark your curiosity about living systems instead of burying it under a mountain of disconnected facts. You will learn what scientists know about the living world, how they know it, and what they still need to learn. The accompanying Aplia for Biology complements the book by enabling you to go beyond rote memorization and gain a true understanding of key concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essential Bioinformatics

Author: Jin Xiong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113945062X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Essential Bioinformatics is a concise yet comprehensive textbook of bioinformatics, which provides a broad introduction to the entire field. Written specifically for a life science audience, the basics of bioinformatics are explained, followed by discussions of the state-of-the-art computational tools available to solve biological research problems. All key areas of bioinformatics are covered including biological databases, sequence alignment, genes and promoter prediction, molecular phylogenetics, structural bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. The book emphasizes how computational methods work and compares the strengths and weaknesses of different methods. This balanced yet easily accessible text will be invaluable to students who do not have sophisticated computational backgrounds. Technical details of computational algorithms are explained with a minimum use of mathematical formulae; graphical illustrations are used in their place to aid understanding. The effective synthesis of existing literature as well as in-depth and up-to-date coverage of all key topics in bioinformatics make this an ideal textbook for all bioinformatics courses taken by life science students and for researchers wishing to develop their knowledge of bioinformatics to facilitate their own research.

Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution

Author: Paul G. Higgs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118697065
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In the current era of complete genome sequencing, Bioinformatics and Molecular Evolution provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to bioinformatics in the context of evolutionary biology. This accessible text: provides a thorough examination of sequence analysis, biological databases, pattern recognition, and applications to genomics, microarrays, and proteomics emphasizes the theoretical and statistical methods used in bioinformatics programs in a way that is accessible to biological science students places bioinformatics in the context of evolutionary biology, including population genetics, molecular evolution, molecular phylogenetics, and their applications features end-of-chapter problems and self-tests to help students synthesize the materials and apply their understanding is accompanied by a dedicated website - www.blackwellpublishing.com/higgs - containing downloadable sequences, links to web resources, answers to self-test questions, and all artwork in downloadable format (artwork also available to instructors on CD-ROM). This important textbook will equip readers with a thorough understanding of the quantitative methods used in the analysis of molecular evolution, and will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduates, and researchers in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, computational biology, and bioinformatics courses.

Bioinformatics and the Cell

Author: Xuhua Xia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387713379
Format: PDF
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The many books that have been published on bioinformatics tend toward either of two extremes: those that feature computational details with a great deal of mathematics, for computational scientists and mathematicians; and those that treat bioinformatics as a giant black box, for biologists. This is the first book using comprehensive numerical illustration of mathematical techniques and computational algorithms used in bioinformatics that converts molecular data into organized biological knowledge.

Walk It Off Princess

Author: David Thorne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988689589
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A new collection of articles from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Internet is a Playground, That's Not How You Wash a Squirrel and Wrap it in a Bit of Cheese Like You're Tricking the Dog. "Absolutely hilarious! One of the funniest books of the year." The Guardian "I once stabbed a stripper in the car park of Paradise City Gentlemen's Club. Her body is buried in a field at coordinates 3851'40.1"N 7851'41.2"W." JM, senior citizen

Data intensive Text Processing with MapReduce

Author: Jimmy Lin
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1608453421
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Our world is being revolutionized by data-driven methods: access to large amounts of data has generated new insights and opened exciting new opportunities in commerce, science, and computing applications. Processing the enormous quantities of data necessary for these advances requires large clusters, making distributed computing paradigms more crucial than ever. MapReduce is a programming model for expressing distributed computations on massive datasets and an execution framework for large-scale data processing on clusters of commodity servers. The programming model provides an easy-to-understand abstraction for designing scalable algorithms, while the execution framework transparently handles many system-level details, ranging from scheduling to synchronization to fault tolerance. This book focuses on MapReduce algorithm design, with an emphasis on text processing algorithms common in natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning. We introduce the notion of MapReduce design patterns, which represent general reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems across a variety of problem domains. This book not only intends to help the reader "think in MapReduce", but also discusses limitations of the programming model as well. This volume is a printed version of a work that appears in the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science. Synthesis Lectures provide concise, original presentations of important research and development topics, published quickly, in digital and print formats. For more information visit www.morganclaypool.com