SpringerBriefs in Genetics

Comparative Genomics

Authors: Xia, Xuhua

  • Comparative genomics in an evolutionary context
  • Phylogeny-based comparative approach to study genomic evolution
  • Illustrated with many examples​
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About this book

This book provides an evolutionary conceptual framework for comparative genomics, with the ultimate objective of understanding the loss and gain of genes during evolution, the interactions among gene products, and the relationship between genotype, phenotype and the environment. The many examples in the book have been carefully chosen from primary research literature based on two criteria: their biological insight and their pedagogical merit. The phylogeny-based comparative methods, involving both continuous and discrete variables, often represent a stumbling block for many students entering the field of comparative genomics. They are numerically illustrated and explained in great detail. The book is intended for researchers new to the field, i.e., advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows, although professional researchers who are not in the area of comparative genomics will also find the book informative.

About the authors

Dr. Xuhua Xia is full professor at University of Ottawa since 2009. His research interests include molecular biology and evolution, molecular phylogenetics, microbial genomics and adaptation, bioinformatics, and biostatistics. He is the author of DAMBE (dambe.bio.uottawa.ca). He was affiliated with University of Western Ontario, University of Helsinki, University of Toronto, University of Washington, Louisiana State University, and University of Hong Kong.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • What is Comparative Genomics?

    Xia, Xuhua

    Pages 1-20

  • Comparative Genomics and the Comparative Methods

    Xia, Xuhua

    Pages 21-47

  • Comparative Viral Genomics: Detecting Recombination

    Xia, Xuhua

    Pages 49-56

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-37146-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37145-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Genomics
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Genetics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37146-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37146-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-37145-5
Series ISSN
2191-5563
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 68
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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