Genome-Scale Algorithm Design

Biological Sequence Analysis in the Era of High-Throughput Sequencing

by Veli Mäkinen, Djamal Belazzougui, Fabio Cunial,

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  • 9781107078536
  • 9781316342978
  • 9781316342893
High-throughput sequencing has revolutionised the field of biological sequence analysis. Its application has enabled researchers to address important biological questions, often for the first time. This book provides an integrated presentation of the fundamental algorithms and data structures that power modern sequence analysis workflows. The topics covered range from the foundations of biological sequence analysis (alignments and hidden Markov models), to classical index structures (k-mer indexes, suffix arrays and suffix trees), Burrows–Wheeler indexes, graph algorithms and a number of advanced omics applications. The chapters feature numerous examples, algorithm visualisations, exercises and problems, each chosen to reflect the steps of large-scale sequencing projects, including read alignment, variant calling, haplotyping, fragment assembly, alignment-free genome comparison, transcript prediction and analysis of metagenomic samples. Each biological problem is accompanied by precise formulations, providing graduate students and researchers in bioinformatics and computer science with a powerful toolkit for the emerging applications of high-throughput sequencing.
  • Cambridge University Press; May 2015
  • ISBN 9781316342978
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  • Title: Genome-Scale Algorithm Design
  • Author: Veli Mäkinen; Djamal Belazzougui; Fabio Cunial; Alexandru I. Tomescu
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107078536
  • 9781316342978
  • 9781316342893

In The Press

'Genome-Scale Algorithm Design is a well-thought-out … book that fills a gap in the recent literature … [on algorithms] for bioinformatics. It offers a sound, clear, and rich overview of computer science methods for the challenge of today's biological sequence analysis. I [recommend] it to students as well as to researchers in the field.' Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa

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ISBNs
  • 9781107078536
  • 9781316342978
  • 9781316342893