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Introduction to Bioinformatics

A Theoretical and Practical Approach

  • Stephen A. Krawetz
  • David D. Womble

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. The Cell

      1. Bradley C. Hyman
        Pages 5-23
      2. Daniel A. Rappolee
        Pages 55-71
    3. Transcription and Translation

      1. Linda B. Bloom
        Pages 75-91
      2. Thomas P. Yang, Thomas W. O’Brien
        Pages 93-118
  3. Molecular Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Genomics

      1. John R. McCarrey
        Pages 123-139
      2. Ben F. Koop
        Pages 141-150
      3. Jerzy Jurka
        Pages 151-167
      4. Paromita Deb-Rinker, Stephen W. Scherer
        Pages 169-184
    3. Clinical Human Genetics

      1. C. A. Rupar
        Pages 187-197
      2. Peter J. Bridge
        Pages 199-205
      3. Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan
        Pages 207-227
  4. The UNIX Operating System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Basics and Installation

      1. David D. Womble
        Pages 233-246
      2. Bryon Campbell
        Pages 263-283
    3. Managing Bioinformatics Tools

About this book


The genomic revolution that has spawned microarrays and high throughput technologies has produced vast amounts of complex biological data that require integration and multidimensional analysis. In Introduction to Bioinformatics: A Theoretical and Practical Approach, leading researchers and experts introduce the key biological, mathematical, statistical, and computer concepts and tools necessary for physical and life scientists to understand and analyze these data. For physical and computer scientists, the book provides a sound biological framework for understanding the questions a life scientist would ask in the context of currently available computational tools. Here, the basic cellular structure and the biological decoding of the genome, the long-range regulation of the genome, the in silico detection of the elements that impact long-range control, and the molecular genetic basis of disease as a consequence of replication are explained. Reviews of clinical human genetics, the various clinical databases, and pertinent issues in population genetics complete this tutorial.
For life scientists, a complete discussion of the UNIX operating system, which is commonly used to support advanced computational tools, offers biologists graphical-user-interface comfort in a command-line environment, plus an understanding of the installation and management of UNIX-based software tools.
It is in the applications sections that the book provides a common meeting ground for life and physical scientists. Here they will find examples of the management and analysis of DNA sequencing projects, the modeling of DNA as a statistical series of patterns, various methods of pattern discovery, protein visualization, and the use of multiple sequence alignment to infer both functional and structural biological relationships.
Cross-disciplinary and highly instructive, Introduction to Bioinformatics: A Theoretical and Practical Approach offers life, mathematical, computer, and statistical scientists an integrated foundation for using today's many new computational advances to elucidate the nuances of both genetic code and integrated biological systems.


Annotation DNA sequencing EMBOSS Evolution Promoter Translation bioinformatics databases gene expression genes genetics genome recombination sequence analysis transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen A. Krawetz
    • 1
  • David D. Womble
    • 1
  1. 1.Wayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Book Subtitle A Theoretical and Practical Approach
  • Editors Stephen A. Krawetz
    David D. Womble
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-064-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-58829-241-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-335-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 746
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Operating Systems
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"...contains very valuable information on a wide range of topics related to bioinformatics research." - Heredity