Question: Entering Into Bioinformatics Domain
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7.6 years ago by
Hariharan200
India
Hariharan200 wrote:

I am basically a computer science student, I am doing a project in bioinformatics. But, I have a very little knowledge about biology.But I am very interested in doing the project. Can you anyone give me useful books in bioinformatics, so that I can improve my knowledge. Basically, I trying to create a phylogenetic tree from a family of protein sequences.

So, give me the names of some useful books related to this. And also, topics which are related to computer science.

I am using Multiple Sequence Alignment algorithm to create consensus sequence from a family of protein sequences, then from that consensus sequence phylogenetic tree has to be created.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.8 years ago by Biostar ♦♦ 20 • written 7.6 years ago by Hariharan200
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What books and topics did you find while doing the literature search for your project? In what way were they not useful?

ADD REPLYlink written 7.6 years ago by iw9oel_ad6.0k
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Take a course in bioinformatics at your local univerty and/or read a book, book reviews here: http://biostar.stackexchange.com/questions/181/recommend-your-favorite-bioinformatics-books Use the search function on this site first, to avoid downvotes and frustration.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.6 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k
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you should google first and also search the previous threads

ADD REPLYlink written 7.6 years ago by Gjain5.3k
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7.6 years ago by
Russh1.2k
U. Liverpool
Russh1.2k wrote:

There is a substantial thread on bioinformatics books: here.

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.6 years ago by Russh1.2k
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7.5 years ago by
Steve Moss2.3k
United Kingdom
Steve Moss2.3k wrote:

These are some pretty cool books on/including phylogenetics

There is also an excellent paper by T. Ryan Gregory

And these cool blogs/sites too

They should give you all the information you need for understanding the theory behind phylogenetic trees and tree building :-)

ADD COMMENTlink modified 7.5 years ago • written 7.5 years ago by Steve Moss2.3k

I didn't realize that there are so many blogs just on phylogeny, interesting

ADD REPLYlink written 7.4 years ago by Sudeep1.6k
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7.6 years ago by
United States
Zev.Kronenberg11k wrote:

Google bioinformatics.

Building trees:

http://books.google.com/books/about/Inferring_phylogenies.html?id=GI6PQgAACAAJ

ADD COMMENTlink modified 7.6 years ago • written 7.6 years ago by Zev.Kronenberg11k

Thanks zev for the link, but can you post a 'neutral' link, we should not endorse a single vendor.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.6 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k

Still new around here. Thanks for keeping me in line.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.6 years ago by Zev.Kronenberg11k
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7.5 years ago by
Amr140
Oxford
Amr140 wrote:

first you need to learn phylogenetics, not all of bioinformatics, because thats quite a diverse range of topics!

I am using Multiple Sequence Alignment algorithm to create consensus sequence from a family of protein sequences, then from that consensus sequence phylogenetic tree has to be created.

Im not sure what you mean by this, you need the whole alignment to make the tree, not the consensus! s tree is just a representation of an alignment with some rules about evolutionary distance.

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.5 years ago by Amr140
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