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Bioinformatics and Charles Darwin – Biological Approach of the New Age

Bioinformatics and Charles Darwin – Biological Approach of the New Age (updated 27 December, 2014)

Bioinformatics and Charles Darwin – adidarwinian

Great Great Great – It’s For Mr. Darwin Once Again!!

Continue on the radical path paved by the greatest biologist ever born – Charles Darwin – How can an evolutionary biologist do that?

Bioinformatics, sometimes known as Computational Biology, is presently the best way to study the ever interesting field of evolutionary biology. Bioinformatics provides many unique and powerful tools to study evolutionary biology. One such tool that I would like to mention here is PHYLIP (the PHYLogeny Inference Package).

PHYLIP is a free software package which consists of many simple yet powerful programs for inferring phylogenies. PHYLIP can be easily downloaded through the Internet.


Classification of the Programs in the PHYLIP package   

Programs included in the PHYLIP package can be enlisted by the type of data or by the type of algorithm used.

Based On The Type Of Data – DNA sequences; Protein sequences; Distance matrices; Quantitative characters;  Restriction sites; Discrete characters; Tree plotting, consensus trees, tree distances and tree manipulation; and Gene frequencies

Based On The Type Of Algorithm – Branch-and-bound tree search; Heuristic tree search; Interactive tree manipulation; Converting data, making distances or bootstrap replicates; and Plotting trees, consensus trees, tree distances

Books To Read —

Bioinformatics For Dummies at Amazon.com

Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills at Amazon.com

Introduction to Bioinformatics at Amazon.com

Practical Computing for Biologists at Amazon.com

Dr. Aditya Sardana

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Dr Aditya Sardana is an MD in Alternative Medicine, MS in Bioinformatics, and Bachelor's in Pharmacy. He has worked as a Clinical Pharmacist. He is a Medical author and editor, Health and Science writer, Naturalist, Biologist, Bioinformaticist, and Science Enthusiast.

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