Bioinformatics

Methods Express

Edited by Paul Dear

Publication date:

24 September 2007

Length of book:

294 pages

Publisher

Scion Publishing

Dimensions:

234x156mm
6x9"

ISBN-13: 9781904842231

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.

www.scionpublishing.com/bioinformatics contains comprehensive datasets which allow the reader to practise the techniques described in the book.