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Molecular Biology

Not Only for Bioinformaticians

  • Wiesława Widłak

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8248)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics book sub series (LNBI, volume 8248)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Bioinformatics, which can be defined as the application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine, has been rapidly developing over the past few decades. It generates new knowledge as well as the computational tools to create that knowledge. Understanding the basic processes in living organisms is therefore indispensable for bioinformaticians. This book addresses beginners in molecular biology, especially computer scientists who would like to work as bioinformaticians. It presents basic processes in living organisms in a condensed manner. Additionally, principles of several high-throughput technologies in molecular biology, which need the assistance of bioinformaticians, are explained from a biological point of view. It is structured in the following 9 chapters: cells and viruses; protein structure and function; nucleic acids; DNA replication, mutations, and repair; transcription and posttranscriptional processes; synthesis and posttranslational modifications of proteins; cell division; cell signaling pathways; and high-throughput technologies in molecular biology.

Keywords

DNA mutation RNA bioinformatics molecular biology protein synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Wiesława Widłak
    • 1
  1. 1.Gliwice BranchMaria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of OncologyGliwicePoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45361-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45360-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45361-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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