Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics 3rd Edition

Part III: Genomics

In the last third of the book we take a tour of the tree of life from the perspectives of bioinformatics and genomics. In Chapter 15 we discuss genome projects from a chronological perspective, we describe genome sequencing, and we introduce the annotation of genomes. We then discuss viruses (Chapter 16); bacteria and archaea (Chapter 17); relatively simple eukaryotes, the fungi (Chapter 18); a dazzling variety of eukaryotes, from parasites to plants to primates (Chapter 19). We conclude by exploring the human genome (Chapter 20) and human disease (Chapter 21).