Comparative Genomics: International Workshop, RECOMB-CG by Robert Warren, David Sankoff (auth.), Eric Tannier (eds.)

By Robert Warren, David Sankoff (auth.), Eric Tannier (eds.)

The complexity of genome evolution has given beginning to fascinating demanding situations for computational biologists. a diverse variety of algorithmic, statistical, mathem- ical suggestions to explain the histories of molecules are built every year and plenty of are offered on the RECOMB satellite tv for pc workshop on Comparative Genomics. it's a position the place scientists engaged on all facets of comparative genomics can proportion rules at the improvement of instruments and their software to proper questions. This quantity comprises the papers offered at RECOMB-CG 2010, hung on October 9–11 in Ottawa. The ?eld continues to be ?ourishing as noticeable from the papers provided this yr: many advancements enhance the combinatorics of genome rearrangements, whereas gene order phylogenies have gotten progressively more - curate, because of a blending of combinatorial and statistical ideas, linked to quick and considerate heuristics. numerous papers are likely to re?ne the versions of genome evolution, and progressively more genomic occasions may be modeled, from unmarried nucleotide substitutions in complete genome alignments to giant structural mutations or horizontal gene transfers.

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1 Introduction Inferring the structure of ancestral genomes is a major step towards answering numerous biological questions such as the mechanisms of evolution, the variation in rearrangement and loss rates among the different branches of a phylogenetic tree, and the consequence of such variations on the genetic and physiological specificities of species. Even though manual approaches can not be avoided when analyzing specific biological datasets, the availability of automated methods can largely facilitate and orient the study [19].

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