By L. Pachter,B. Sturmfels

The quantitative research of organic series facts is predicated on tools from information coupled with effective algorithms from laptop technological know-how. Algebra offers a framework for unifying some of the probably disparate concepts utilized by computational biologists. This booklet, first released in 2005, bargains an creation to this mathematical framework and describes instruments from computational algebra for designing new algorithms for precise, exact effects. those algorithms might be utilized to organic difficulties comparable to aligning genomes, discovering genes and developing phylogenies. the 1st a part of this ebook includes 4 chapters at the subject matters of records, Computation, Algebra and Biology, delivering quick, self-contained introductions to the rising box of algebraic records and its functions to genomics. within the moment half, the 4 subject matters are mixed and built to take on actual difficulties in computational genomics. because the first ebook within the fascinating and dynamic sector, it will likely be welcomed as a textual content for self-study or for complicated undergraduate and starting graduate courses.

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