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Perl for Exploring DNA

Mark D. LeBlanc and Betsey Dexter Dyer


The book presents a hands-on introductory guide to DNA sequence analysis. This can be depicted as a linear map of As, Cs, Gs, and Ts; however, such a map only hints at the varied contours and crevices, twists, kinks, loops, and nodes of the extraordinary double helix. The book uncovers why Perl is the language of choice when identifying patterns in strings of text. It offers a simplified approach to programming that is applicable to biological sequence analysis, especially geared to those who do not have prior programming experience. Concepts include good programming practices, creative approa ... More

Keywords: Perl, DNA, programming, double helix, linguistic, novice, interdisciplinary, sequence analysis, genomics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark D. LeBlanc, author
Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Betsey Dexter Dyer, author
Wheaton College, Massachusetts