We start with a couple of definitions: The genome is the ensemble of genes in an organism, and genomics is the study of the genome. The major goal of genomics is to determine the function of each gene in the genome (i.e., to annotate the sequence). This is sometimes called functional genomics.Figure 13.1 gives an outline of the topic. The starting point is the gene; we will not deal with gene mapping, since it is already well covered in genetics textbooks. We shall view the primary experimental data of genomics as the actual nucleotide sequence and reiterate that genomics could simply be viewed as the study of the nonrandomness of DNA sequences.
KeywordsUnknown Sequence Longe Common Subsequence Dinucleotide Frequency Frequency Dictionary Primary Experimental Data
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