Bioinformatics: Methods and Protocols
Book News, Inc. Users and veterans survey the key biological software packages available and offer tips and an overview of the current development in the resources. Among the sequence analysis systems they review are GCG, Omiga, MacVector, DNASTAR, PepTool, GeneTool, and the Staden Package. Those for molecular biology include Genotator and sequence- similarity searching using FASTA, CLUSAL multiple sequence alignment, and phylogenetic analysis. They discuss Web-based resources such as primary sequence databases, primary sequence analysis methods, and clinical databases useful in molecular medicine. They also outline an introductory course in bioinformatics and suggest ways to keep it current. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis Computers have become an essential component of modern biology, in that they help to manage the vast and increasing amount of biological data and continue to play an integral role in the discovery of new biological relationships. This text meets the challenge of helping every scientist develop and hone bioinformatics skills. It provides an overview of the basic sequence analysis software packages available at most institutions and the design and implementation of an essential introductory...