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Visual analysis of biomolecular surfaces. (English) Zbl 1255.68259
Linsen, Lars (ed.) et al., Visualization in medicine and life sciences. Selected papers based on the presentations at the workshop, Rügen, Germany, July 2006. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-540-72629-6/hbk). Mathematics and Visualization, 237-255 (2008).
Summary: Surface models of biomolecules have become crucially important for the study and understanding of interaction between biomolecules and their environment. We argue for the need for a detailed understanding of biomolecular surfaces by describing several applications in computational and structural biology. We review methods used to model, represent, characterize, and visualize biomolecular surfaces focusing on the role that geometry and topology play in identifying features on the surface. These methods enable the development of efficient computational and visualization tools for studying the function of biomolecules.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1124.92001].

MSC:
68U10 Computing methodologies for image processing
92C55 Biomedical imaging and signal processing
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