“Many Perl chapters are excellent comprehensive and yet easy to read interesting and enjoyable the overall product serves well its purpose as an. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice. PDF | On Oct 1, , Artem Cherkasov and others published MoorhouseMBarryP: Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl.

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The book aims at both biology- and computation-ori-ented audiences and is designed as a number of ‘crash-courses’ quickly updating the reader on biockmputing basics of bio-informatics. It starts with a preface outlining main biolog-ical and technological concepts of the moderncomputational biology. The rest is organized into four sec-tions consisting of 18 chapters elaborating on essentialbioinformatics tools and skills.

The section ‘Working with Perl’ presents an extended tuto-rial with practical tips and useful references for Perl begin-ners.

Following this is ‘Working with Data’, whichfamiliarizes the reader with some public genomic andproteomic databases and discusses important subjects ofdatabase formats, non-redundancy, cross-referencing andprogrammable access, etc.

Next, the authors offer Perl-based solutions for remotedatabase access and for creation of WWW-based bioinfor-The final topic of the book, ‘Working with Applications’,features basic tools for sequence alignment, proteinhomology modeling and data visualization, all com-monly used in bioinformatics practice.


The section alsooffers recent and relevant examples of BioPerl applica-tions. In general, the book reflects the state of bioinformaticsfield with its strengths and weaknesses. Many Perl chap-ters, such as Perl regular expressions, modular organiza-tion, DBI-programming, BioPerl and web-automation, areexcellent.

The presented material is rather comprehensiveand yet easy to read — the authors spent appreciativeefforts to make the book interesting and enjoyable.

Theauthors also acknowledge the open-source nature of Perland the bioinformatics community and offer on-line sup-port and direct feedback to the readers. There are also certain aspects, in which the book could befurther improved. Several sections may be too advancedfor the beginner level such as Perl basics and databasedownloadingwhile others may contain too excessivedetails the Protein Databank section.

The book would greatly ;erl color illustrations.

Several figures in the ‘biological’sections are not very informative or readable such bioocmputing Fig-ure This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http: Page 1 of 2 page number not for citation purposes matics services using Perl functionalities in ‘Working withthe Ans.

A very useful feature of the book is the use of maxims thathighlight key points throughout the text. The authors alsoPublish with BioMed Central and every scientist can read your work free of charge”BioMed Central will be the most significant development for disseminating the results of biomedical research in our lifetime.

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Thebook is concluded with six appendices covering the Linuxbasics, Perl installation, operators, on-line support andsuggested reading materials which, in my mind, benefitthe book tremendously. Thus, the overall product, the “Bioinformatics, Biocomput-ing and Perl”, serves well its purpose as an introductorytextbook and a resource of reference materials for bioin-formaticians. DBI Perl — the primary interface for database program-ming by Perl.


BioPerl — a collection of Perl modules specificallydesigned for several most common bioinformatics tasks.

Bioinformatics, Biocomputing and Perl (Moorhouse)

XML bioinformqtics Extensible Markup Language — a popular standardfor documents containing structured information. Moorhouse M, Barry P: Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl Wiley; AcePerl — for more info visit the home page of the AcePerldeveloper Dr.

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