Distributed and sequential algorithms for bioinformatics. (English) Zbl 1342.92003

Computational Biology 23. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-24964-3/hbk; 978-3-319-24966-7/ebook). xvii, 367 p. (2015).
Publisher’s description: This unique textbook/reference presents unified coverage of bioinformatics topics relating to both biological sequences and biological networks, providing an in-depth analysis of cutting-edge distributed algorithms, as well as of relevant sequential algorithms. In addition to introducing the latest algorithms in this area, more than fifteen new distributed algorithms are also proposed. Topics and features: reviews a range of open challenges in biological sequences and networks; describes in detail both sequential and parallel/distributed algorithms for each problem; suggests approaches for distributed algorithms as possible extensions to sequential algorithms, when the distributed algorithms for the topic are scarce; proposes a number of new distributed algorithms in each chapter, to serve as potential starting points for further research; concludes each chapter with self-test exercises, a summary of the key points, a comparison of the algorithms described, and a literature review.


92-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to biology
92D20 Protein sequences, DNA sequences
92C40 Biochemistry, molecular biology
05C90 Applications of graph theory
68W10 Parallel algorithms in computer science
68W05 Nonnumerical algorithms
92B20 Neural networks for/in biological studies, artificial life and related topics
92C42 Systems biology, networks
92-08 Computational methods for problems pertaining to biology
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