None is required but the
following are recommended.
Unix and Perl Primer for Biologists Keith Bradnam & Ian Korf Version 2.3.7 - February 2011.
Available at http://korflab.ucdavis.edu/Unix_and_Perl/
Beginning and Mastering Perl for Bioinformatics By: James Tisdall
Available through via safari online - search for Perl for Bioinformatics
BLAST By: Ian Korf; Mark Yandell; Joseph Bedell Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Available through via safari online - search for BLAST
Understanding Bioinformatics by Marketa Zvelebil and Jeremy Baum
Publisher: Garland Science; 1 edition (August 29, 2007)
Recommended by people in my lab
A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins, Third Edition
by Andreas D. Baxevanis and B. F. Francis Ouellette
The book covers many
aspect of bioinformatics that we do not cover in class, but it is an excellent
reference. The section on phylogenetics is rather weak, but you have your instructors
to provide you with much more detail.
Includes a very short Perl primer at the end
Don't buy the 2nd edition by mistake!
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by Joe Felsenstein
Excellent book on phylogenetics and many aspects of population
genetics (e.g., gene coalescence in populations, a topic that is rather relevant
to species phylogenies in microorganisms :)).
For most MCBler this is not exactly
bedtime reading, but if you need a well founded thorough explanation, this is
a good book to consult.
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Bioinformatics And Molecular Evolution (Paperback)
by Paul G. Higgs, Teresa K. Attwood
The authors discuss in detail many applications in molecular evolution and bioinformatics. This book should be very useful to those who want to study some aspects of things covered in this course in more detail.
Link to amazon.com
Essential Bioinformatics (Paperback)
by Jin Xiong
Excellent book, it provides a very readable and concise overview of the most important tools and concepts in Bioinformatics
Link to Amazon.com
By Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, brian d foy
Fourth Edition July 2005
This book is available via safari online - search for learning PERL