Bioinformatics challenges at the interface of biology and by Teresa K. Attwood, Stephen R. Pettifer, David Thorne

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By Teresa K. Attwood, Stephen R. Pettifer, David Thorne

This leading edge booklet presents a totally clean exploration of bioinformatics, investigating its advanced interrelationship with biology and laptop technology. It techniques bioinformatics from a special point of view, highlighting interdisciplinary gaps that regularly capture the unwary.

The e-book considers how the necessity for organic databases drove the evolution of bioinformatics; it experiences bioinformatics fundamentals (including database codecs, data-types and present research methods), and examines key subject matters in machine 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 vital learn should you desire to higher comprehend the demanding situations for bioinformatics on the interface of biology and desktop technological know-how, 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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Html Chapter 2 The biological context 21 In RNA, Uracil (U) replaces thymine: the structures of uracil and thymine are similar, but U lacks the methyl (CH3) group linked to the ring of the T molecule. A and G, whose chemical structures contain a double ring, are termed purines; C, T and U, whose chemical structures contain only a single ring, are termed pyrimidines. The basic building-blocks of nucleic acid chains (the units in which their lengths are measured) are nucleotides: these comprise one base, one sugar molecule, and one phosphate moiety.

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