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Computer Science - Bioinformatics | Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics

Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics

Series: Computational Biology, Vol. 17

Saitou, Naruya

2013, XXIII, 461 p. 227 illus.

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  • The first textbook on the new field of evolutionary genomics
  • Discusses in detail a series of genome sequence processing procedures
  • Provides supplementary material at an associated website

Evolutionary genomics is a new discipline that bridges the fields of molecular evolution, bioinformatics and genomics in order to provide a unique perspective on the history of life. 

This easy-to-follow textbook is the first of its kind to explain the fundamentals of evolutionary genomics. The comprehensive coverage includes concise descriptions of a variety of genome organizations, a thorough discussion of the methods used, and a detailed review of genome sequence processing procedures. The opening chapters also provide the necessary basics for readers unfamiliar with evolutionary studies. 

Topics and features:

  • Introduces the basics of molecular biology, DNA replication, mutation, phylogeny, neutral evolution, and natural selection
  • Presents a brief evolutionary history of life from the primordial seas to the emergence of modern humans
  • Describes the genomes of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, vertebrates, and humans
  • Reviews methods for genome sequencing, phenotype data collection, homology searches and analysis, and phylogenetic tree and network building
  • Discusses databases of genome sequences and related information, evolutionary distances, and population genomics
  • Provides supplementary material at the website http://www.saitou-naruya-laboratory.org/Evolutionary_Genomics/

This essential text/reference provides an easy-to-read introduction to the field for undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and established researchers from both computer science and the biological sciences.

Dr. Naruya Saitou is a Professor in the Division of Population Genetics at the National Institute of Genetics, and a Professor in the Department of Genetics at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Mishima, Japan. He is also a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Bioinformatics - Evolutionary Genomics - Genomics - Molecular Evolution

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Bioinformatics - Genetics & Genomics - Plant Sciences

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