Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Computer Science - Bioinformatics | Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics

Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics

Series: Computational Biology, Vol. 17

Saitou, Naruya

2013, XXIII, 461 p. 227 illus.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4471-5304-7

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4471-5303-0

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • 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

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Distribution rights 

Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Computational Biology / Bioinformatics.

Additional information