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Introduction to Bioinformatics Paperback – 10 Mar 2005

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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: OUP; 2 edition (10 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199277877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199277872
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 2.3 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,658,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An excellent beginner's guide to bioinformatics" Amazon.co.uk, May 2002 "Introduction to Bioinformatics is a firstrate response to these demands and provides lucid and well-written explanations of how and why to perform bioinformatic analyses. Arthur Lesk clearly explains the underlying logic of sequence analyses and illustrates what algorithms do, often by use of helpful analogies to everyday life" Times Higher Education Supplement, April 2003 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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This is a superb introduction to the subject of bioinformatics. It is very well written, and for the first time (thanks to this book) I can understand what hidden Markov models are about. It invites comparison with another book of the same name, namely "Introduction to Bioinformatics" by Attwood and Parry-Smith. The book by Lesk has two advantages (three, I suppose, if you include the fact that it is a more recent publication): it uses everyday, non-biological analogies to explain many of the concepts that are otherwise difficult to grasp, and it also covers molecular modelling.
Advanced undergraduate students tackling bioinformatics for the first time, or research students whose experience of bioinformatics is limited to the odd BLAST search and surfing through genomes, will find this book a must have. You will wonder how you ever got by without it.
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This is an excellent introduction to this up-and-coming field. Bioinformatics one of many fields that is inherently inter-disciplinary, with biologists coming in and needing to learn computer science, and computer scientists coming in and needing to learn biology. I think that the book is very useful for both groups. I have a computer science background and did not find any of the biology overly difficult. So I highly recommend it for anyone, from the undergraduate to the postrgraduate or professional.
The book covers all of the major topics in bioinformatics, and touches on several of the minor ones. There are 5 long chapters:
Chapter 1 Introduction: introduces the basics of the field, describing the basics of data archiving, the WWW, computers and computer programming, biological classification and nomenclature, phylogenetic relationships and use of sequences, PSI-BLAST, and protein structure.
Chapter 2 Genome organization and evolution: genomics and proteomics, methods of genetic information transmission, genes and genomes, SNPs, genome evolution.
Chapter 3 Archives and information retrieval: this contains a detailed discussion of various databases and how to interact with them.
Chapter 4 Alignments and phylogenetic trees: this vast majority of this chapter covers many aspects of the important area of sequence alignment, including BLAST and HMMs. Then it has short sections on phylogeny and phylogenetic trees, again covering the basics.
Chapter 5 Protein structure and drug discovery: this starts with protein folding, and deals with hydrophobicity, structural alignments, DALI, and then evolution, classification and prediction of protein structures and function. Finally it touches on drug discovery in this context.
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This books is one of the greatest books in Bioinformatics. Actually, I attended one week seminar given by Prof. Lesk. His presentation of this material cannot be described. It was tremendous !
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