Bioinformatics (Methods Express Series)

ISBN: 190484216X

Author(s): Paul Dear
Book Description
Bioinformatics: Methods Express is unique . It is a book on bioinformatics that makes sense to non-bioinformaticians.

Bioinformatics: Methods Express helps you answer common questions such as:

*what else is similar to my gene?
*does this protein have any transmembrane regions?
*how do I visualize an alignment between these DNAs?
*where can I find specific transcription factor sequences?

The book provides the clear advice and explicit protocols that non-bioinformaticians need in order to understand what to do - and how to avoid common pitfalls. Each chapter guides you through the major databases and tools with worked examples - all accompanied by sample data files available online.

Topics covered include:
*data access
*sequence searches and alignments
*identification and annotation of features
*the transcriptome
*protein structure and function
*comparisons and phylogeny

Bioinformatics: Methods Express is a comprehensive manual for all wet-bench scientists who need to use bioinformatics - from postgraduate student to principal investigator.

Paperback, 300 pages; September 30, 2007, 9.4 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches;
Scion Publishing Ltd