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Introduction to Evolutionary Genomics

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  • © 2013


  • The first textbook on the new field of evolutionary genomics
  • Discusses in detail a series of genome sequence processing procedures
  • Provides supplementary material at an associated website
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Computational Biology (COBO, volume 17)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Basic Processes of Genome Evolution

  2. Evolving Genomes

  3. Methods for Evolutionary Genomics


About this book

This book is the first of its kind to explain the fundamentals of evolutionary genomics. The comprehensive coverage includes concise descriptions of a variety of genome organizations, a thorough discussion of the methods used, and a detailed review of genome sequence processing procedures. The opening chapters also provide the necessary basics for readers unfamiliar with evolutionary studies. Features: introduces the basics of molecular biology, DNA replication, mutation, phylogeny, neutral evolution, and natural selection; presents a brief evolutionary history of life from the primordial seas to the emergence of humans; describes the genomes of prokaryotes, eukaryotes, vertebrates, and humans; reviews methods for genome sequencing, phenotype data collection, homology searches and analysis, and phylogenetic tree and network building; discusses databases of genome sequences and related information, evolutionary distances, and population genomics; provides supplementary material at an associated website.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics (NIG), Mishima, Japan

    Naruya Saitou

About the author

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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