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EMBOSS User's Guide

EMBOSS User's Guide
Practical Bioinformatics


  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521607254

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  • The European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite (EMBOSS) is a well established, high quality package of open source software tools for molecular biology. It includes over 200 applications for molecular sequence analysis and general bioinformatics including sequence alignment, rapid database searching and sequence retrieval, motif identification and pattern analysis and much more. The EMBOSS User's Guide is the official and definitive guide to the package, containing comprehensive information and practical instructions from the people who developed it: • No prior experience with EMBOSS necessary • Set up and maintenance - get up and running quickly • Hands-on tutorial - learn EMBOSS the easy way, by working through practical examples • Data types and file formats - learn about the biological data that can be manipulated and analysed • In-depth explanation of the EMBOSS command line - learn advanced 'power user' features • Practical guides to popular EMBOSS GUIs (wEMBOSS and Jemboss)

    • The official, definitive guide to EMBOSS - learn first-hand from the people who developed the package
    • Includes a hands-on tutorial - learn EMBOSS the best way: by working through practical examples
    • Includes an explanation of the types of data handled by EMBOSS with illustrated examples of supported file formats - learn about the types of biological data that can be manipulated and analysed
    • Includes in-depth guides to popular EMBOSS GUIs (wEMBOSS and Jemboss), enabling readers to learn about powerful graphical and convenient web-based interfaces to the programs
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521607254
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 50 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preface
    2. Conventions used in the manual
    3. Welcome to the EMBOSS user's manual
    4. Background to EMBOSS
    5. Basic set-up and maintenance
    6. Getting started
    7. Tutorial
    8. File formats
    9. The EMBOSS command line
    10. Applications and packages
    11. EMBOSS application reference
    12. EMBASSY application reference
    13. Interfaces
    14. Using EMBOSS under wEMBOSS
    15. Using EMBOSS under Jemboss.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Modern Genetics
  • Authors

    Peter M. Rice, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton
    Peter Rice is a group leader at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI, Hinxton, UK), a centre for research and services in bioinformatics and part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). His group investigates and advises on the e-Science and Grid technology requirements of the EMBL-EBI, through application development plus participation in standards development. His group also houses the EMBOSS project. Dr Rice instigated EMBOSS in 1996 when he was based at the Sanger Centre (Hinxton, UK), with Alan Bleasby (SEQNET, Daresbury) and in collaboration with Thure Etzold (EMBL-EBI). He left Sanger in 2000 to work for LION Biosciences, and in 2003 joined the EMBL-EBI.

    Alan J. Bleasby, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton
    Alan Bleasby is a Senior Scientific Officer at EMBL-EBI. He developed the early EMBOSS programming library (AJAX) at Daresbury Laboratory (Warrington, UK) where he was responsible for the SEQNET UK national bioinformatics service. Dr Bleasby moved to the UK Medical Research Council Human Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre (UK HGMP-RC) when the SEQNET and HGMP-RC services merged in early 1999, where he was Group Leader of the Proteomics Applications Group and coordinated EMBOSS. When the HGMP-RC closed in 2005, he moved to the EBI to work full-time on EMBOSS.

    Jon C. Ison, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton
    Jon Ison is a Senior Scientific Officer at EMBL-EBI. He moved from Leeds to the UK HGMP-RC in 1999 to work on the Collaborative Computing Project in Biosequence and Structure Analysis (CCP11), before taking the post of Software Specialist for the Proteomics Applications Group in 2000. Dr Ison has been a lead contributor and developer of EMBOSS since then, moving in 2005 with Alan Bleasby to the EMBL-EBI where he helps coordinate the project with Peter Rice and Alan Bleasby.

    With contributions by

    Lisa Mullan

    Guy Bottu

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