Download Instant Notes in Bioinformatics Book in PDF Format. Too Many Books Available in Our Site. Database books currently tend to fall into. The second edition of Instant Notes in Bioinformatics introduced the readers to the themes and terminology of bioinformatics. It is divided into. One problem here is that bioinformatics is an incoherent field, responsive to Like others in the Instant Notes series, it aims to produce a terse summary of the.
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There are now several introductory books aimed at helping biologists appreciate all this material, and Instant Notes: Bioinformatics is, for what it offers, rather good. Like others in the Instant Notes series, it aims to produce a terse summary of the key issues, here, those of molecular bioinformatics.
The book is ideal for someone who has a very basic knowledge of bioinformatics and wants to know more about the databases, what they contain and how they are used, without being told anything about programming.
The reader will find brief descriptions of a wide variety of databases as well as theoretical topics such as hidden Markov models the statistical basis of sequence matching , phylogenies, database management systems, annotations and other areas of informatics that some books exclude.
The language of bioinformatics is explained clearly and the authors show how the various molecular databases are integrated with their core experimental data in a way that makes logical and intuitive to the reader the steps from experiment to database to analytical tool.
For what the book offers, I am glad to have it on my shelf and strongly recommend it. It is what the book does not offer that makes me withhold unqualified approval. The problem for people such as anatomists whose interests extend beyond molecules is that the authors seem completely unaware that bioinformatics resources are now available to handle cell- and tissue-based data.
The absence of this material from the book is regrettable for two reasons. First, the reader is not informed about databases that are both useful and important.
Second, the book omits an important aspect of bioinformatics that is illustrated by the problems posed in handling anatomy. Apart from their incorporating developmental and adult anatomy, these databases are starting to archive data associated with tissue names, particularly gene-expression data which of course has to be linked to anatomy.
One obvious but singularly unhelpful way of doing this, say for a mouse embryo of a given Theiler stage, would be to list all of its constituent tissues in alphabetical order and use each as a tuple row in a database table.
As the list of tissues in even an E It would be far easier for users to search for gene expression details if the tissues were incorporated in an anatomical hierarchy the forelimb contains the forearm, arm and handplate which contains, etc.
The problem is that relational databases do not easily handle such hierarchies because of the need for recursive searching multiple searching within a single table , something that requires programming beyond that incorporated in database management systems.
The standard solution therefore is to keep the anatomy hierarchy separate from the database and use tissue-specific IDs to connect them, with the details of course being hidden from the user who only interacts with the system through a graphical user interface.
This hierarchy of anatomical names connected by logical rules is an example of what is known as an ontology note that the hierarchy describes a complete area of knowledge and is thus unlike a relational database that is designed to hold unlimited amounts of data in tables. Ontologies are becoming increasingly important as they can not only be used to query databases but also be part of the means by which one database can send queries to another interoperability.
There are now many such ontologies see http: The most important, however, is the Gene Ontology GO: This ontology, together with its associated database of gene products, has now been around for some time and really should have been mentioned in the book. Learn more.
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