Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-based Approach

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010 - Computers - 360 pages
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Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-Based Approach Is Intended For An Introductory Course In Bioinformatics At The Undergraduate Level. Through Hands-On Projects, Students Are Introduced To Current Biological Problems And Then Explore And Develop Bioinformatic Solutions To These Issues. Each Chapter Presents A Key Problem, Provides Basic Biological Concepts, Introduces Computational Techniques To Address The Problem, And Guides Students Through The Use Of Existing Web-Based Tools And Existing Software Solutions. This Progression Prepares Students To Tackle The On-Your-Own Project, Where They Develop Their Own Software Solutions. Topics Such As Antibiotic Resistance, Genetic Disease, And Genome Sequencing Provide Context And Relevance To Capture Student Interest.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Exploring Bioinformatics
1
Exploring Genetic Disease
15
Investigating Antibiotic Resistance
53
Clues to Protein Function
87
The Human Genome
121
Finding Genes in the Human Genome
159
Structure Prediction
197
Measuring Evolution
231
Chapter 9 Microarrays and Gene Expression
273
Appendix A Installing Perl and Running a Perl Program
305
Appendix B Introduction to Programming and Perl Syntax
309
Glossary
323
References and Supplemental Reading
343
Index
347
Art Credits
359
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