Computational Biology

Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics

Authors: Saitou, Naruya

  • Fully revised and restructured new edition
  • The definitive textbook on the field of evolutionary genomics
  • Discusses in detail a series of genome sequence processing procedures
  • Provides supplementary material at an associated website
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About this Textbook

This authoritative textbook/reference presents a comprehensive introduction to the field of evolutionary genomics. The opening chapters describe the fundamental concepts in molecular biology and genome evolution for readers without any prior background in this area. This is followed by a detailed examination of genome evolution in various different groups of organisms. The text then concludes with a review of practical methods essential to researchers in the field.

This updated and revised new edition also features historical perspectives on contributions to evolutionary genomics from related fields such as molecular evolution, genetics, and numerical taxonomy.

Topics and features: introduces the basics of molecular biology, covering protein structure and diversity, as well as DNA replication, transcription, and translation; examines the phylogenetic relationships of DNA sequences, and the processes of mutation, neutral evolution, and natural selection; presents a brief evolutionary history of life, surveying the key features of the genomes of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, viruses and phages, vertebrates, and humans; reviews the various biological “omic” databases, and discusses the analysis of homologous nucleotide and amino acid sequences; provides an overview of the experimental sequencing of genomes and transcriptomes, and the construction of phylogenetic trees; describes methods for estimating of evolutionary distances, and performing studies of population genetics; supplies additional supporting material at an associated website.

Serving as an indispensable textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on evolutionary genomics, this accessible overview will also prove invaluable to researchers from both computer science and the biological sciences seeking a primer on the field.

About the authors

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.

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  • Due: November 4, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92642-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
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  • Due: October 7, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92641-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics
Authors
Series Title
Computational Biology
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92642-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92642-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92641-4
Series ISSN
1568-2684
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 504
Number of Illustrations and Tables
196 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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