Foundations of Comparative Genomics

Author: Arcady R. Mushegian
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080546094
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This book provides an overview of computational analysis of genes and genomes, and of some most notable findings that come out of this work. Foundations of Comparative Genomics presents a historical perspective, beginning with early analysis of individual gene sequences, to present day comparison of gene repertoires encoded by completely sequenced genomes. The author discusses the underlying scientific principles of comparative genomics, argues that completion of many genome sequences started a new era in biology, and provides a personal view on several state-of-the-art issues, such as systems biology and whole-genome phylogenetic reconstructions. This book is an essential reference for researchers and students in computational biology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. Presents an historic overview of genome biology and its achievements Includes topics not covered in other books such as minimal and ancestral genomes Discusses the evolutionary resilience of protein-coding genes and frequent functional convergence at the molecular level Critically reviews horizontal gene transfer and other contentious issues Covers comparative virology as a somewhat overlooked foundation of modern genome science

Comparative Genomics

Author: D. Sankoff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792365839
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A comprehensive account of genomic rearrangement, focusing on the mechanisms of inversion, translocation, gene and genome duplication and gene transfer and on the patterns that result from them in comparative maps. Includes analyses of genomic sequences in organelles, prokaryotes and eukaryotes as well as comparative maps of the nuclear genomes in higher plants and animals. The book showcases a variety of algorithmic and statistical approaches to rearrangement and map data.

Comparative Genomics

Author: James R. Brown
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420008876
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When genomic research first came on the scene, much of the biomedical research community viewed it as a limited venture with limited potential. We now know that such an assessment was both highly premature and wonderfully inaccurate. In the last ten years, we’ve witnessed such remarkable acceleration in the merger of basic and applied genomic research that, among other things, genomic research is now thought of as being intrinsic to current drug research. Through rigorous comparative analysis, the genomes of cold-blooded vertebrate, avian, and other mammalian species are providing a deeper understanding of the human genome. Moreover, genomic sequences, which are becoming available for several species have proven to be highly relevant to drug research with regard to a number of otherwise intractable conditions. Rather than offering a comprehensive volume covering every aspect of comparative genomics, Comparative Genomics: Basic and Applied Research embodies the diverse interests of prominent researchers in the field. Compiling first hand descriptions of their pioneering work, the text focuses on commonalities and synergies across the broad field of comparative genomics. Among its many topics it covers— · Revolutionary advances in DNA-sequencing technology · Bold new approaches to the organization and analysis of large phylogenetic data sets · The impact of comparative genomics on our understanding of evolution · Efforts toward developing novel antimicrobial drugs, through the use of bacterial pathogen genomes Ultimately, future breakthroughs in comparative genomics will depend upon the continued interaction and interdependency of applied and basic research. This seminal volume demonstrates both the means and the fruits of that cooperation, and in doing so defines and lays the groundwork for continued progress.

Comparative Genomics

Author: Nicholas H. Bergman
Publisher: Humana Press
ISBN: 9781588296931
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This volume provides a collection of robust protocols for molecular biologists studying comparative genomics. Given the tremendous increase in available biosequence data over the past ten years, this volume is timely, comprehensive, and novel. The volume is intended for molecular biologists, biochemists and geneticists.

Comparative Genomics

Author: Xuhua Xia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642371469
Format: PDF
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This book provides an evolutionary conceptual framework for comparative genomics, with the ultimate objective of understanding the loss and gain of genes during evolution, the interactions among gene products, and the relationship between genotype, phenotype and the environment. The many examples in the book have been carefully chosen from primary research literature based on two criteria: their biological insight and their pedagogical merit. The phylogeny-based comparative methods, involving both continuous and discrete variables, often represent a stumbling block for many students entering the field of comparative genomics. They are numerically illustrated and explained in great detail. The book is intended for researchers new to the field, i.e., advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows, although professional researchers who are not in the area of comparative genomics will also find the book informative.

Handbook of Comparative Genomics

Author: Cecilia Saccone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471326410
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive reference covers the comparative methodologyinvolved in studying molecular evolution. Providing a practicalintroduction to the role of bioinformatics in comparative genomics,this publication further discusses the basic technology used ingenome sequencing projects and provides an overview of genomestorage databases currently in use. This timely and cutting-edge text also: Reviews the basic principles of genomics and gene expressionanalysis Discusses analytic methods in proteomics andtranscriptomics Includes a comprehensive list of Web resource

Comparative Genomics

Author: Jens Lagergren
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540244554
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the RECOMB 2004 Satellite Workshop on Comparative Genomics, RCG 2004, held in Bertinoro, Italy in October 2004. The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and improved for inclusion in the book. The papers address a broad variety of aspects of comparative genomics ranging from new quantitative discoveries about genome structures and processes to theorems on the complexity of computational problems inspired by genome comparison.

Comparative Genomics

Author: Per Sunnerhagen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642068522
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Fungal comparative genomics started in 2000 by the genome sequencing of several yeast species. Since then, over 30 fungal genome sequences have become available. This set represents a huge evolutionary divergence, but also contains closely related genomes. This volume describes how to use this set of genomes to trace events in genome evolution, to extract information about highly conserved and less conserved sequence elements, and to develop novel methods in genomics.

Comparative Genomics

Author: Guillaume Bourque
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540445293
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th RECOMB Comparative Genomics Satellite Workshop, RECOMB-CG 2006. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 34 initial submissions. The papers address a broad variety of aspects and components of the field of comparative genomics, ranging from new quantitative discoveries about genome structure and process to theorems on the complexity of computational problems inspired by genome comparison.

Malaria Parasites

Author: Jane M. Carlton
Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press
ISBN: 190823007X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since the publication of the first two Plasmodium genome sequences in 2002, numerous other parasite genomes have been sequenced. These include the genomes of several more Plasmodium species, as well as those of other apicomplexans, including species of Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Babesia, and Eimeria. This wealth of genome sequence data has provided researchers with a powerful new tool, comparative genomics, which has revolutionized research in this area. In this book, expert contributors from around the world comprehensively review the current advances in Plasmodium comparative genomics, highlighting the fascinating new insights into parasite evolution and molecular biology that have ensued. Topics include: Plasmodium taxonomy and phylogeny * the apicomplexan genomic landscape * the "art" of sequencing Plasmodium genomes * diversity of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax genomes * Plasmodium functional genomics * Plasmodium experimental genetic crosses * P. falciparum epigenetic modification and transcriptional regulation * Plasmodium invasion of host red blood cells * protein export and trafficking by malaria parasites * Plasmodium-mosquito vector interactions * a practical guide to many of the revolutionary new techniques and molecular tools for Plasmodium research. The book will be essential reading for all researchers working with malaria parasites and related organisms - from the PhD student to the experienced scientist - and is a recommended text for all parasitologists.