Contents: 1. Introduction to bioinformatics. 2. Biological databases. 3. Sequence formats. 4. Scoring matrices. 5. Sequence alignments. 6. Multiple sequence alignments. 7. Phylogenetic analysis. 8. Secondary structure prediction. 9. Tertiary protein structure prediction. 10. Molecular visualization tools. 11. Genomics. 12. Proteomics. 13. Pharmacogenomics. 14. System biology. 15. Drug discovery. 16. Datamining. 17. Neural networks. 18. Information retrieval. Appendix.
Bio-informatics is the new niche in biotechnology. It is an application of computer science, mathematical and statistical methods to manage and analysis the biological data, is becoming a fundamental tool in experimental biology as a genome and proteome testing in silico.
The basic bio-informatics is an ideal to beginners of all stages, under graduates, post graduates and research scholars, who urge to learn about, aspects of bio-informatics. This pioneer book provides up-to-date information in bio-informatics and emphasizes recent topics like drug design, pharmacogenomics, proteomics and genomics.