By Teresa K. Attwood, Stephen R. Pettifer, David Thorne
This cutting edge publication offers a totally clean exploration of bioinformatics, investigating its complicated interrelationship with biology and machine technological know-how. It ways bioinformatics from a different point of view, highlighting interdisciplinary gaps that frequently capture the unwary.
The booklet considers how the necessity for organic databases drove the evolution of bioinformatics; it studies bioinformatics fundamentals (including database codecs, data-types and present research methods), and examines key themes in laptop technological know-how (including data-structures, identifiers and algorithms), reflecting on their use and abuse in bioinformatics.
Bringing those disciplines jointly, this e-book is a necessary learn in the event you desire to greater comprehend the demanding situations for bioinformatics on the interface of biology and machine technology, and the way to bridge the gaps. it is going to be a useful source for complicated undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, and for teachers, researchers and execs with an curiosity during this interesting, fast-moving self-discipline and the knotty difficulties that encompass it.
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Bioinformatics challenges at the interface of biology and computer science: mind the gap by Teresa K. Attwood, Stephen R. Pettifer, David Thorne