APPENDIX 2 Glossary of Bioinformatics Terms

Published Online: 1 JUN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bia02s18

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

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2007. Glossary of Bioinformatics Terms. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 18:2:A.2.1–A.2.12.

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  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2007
  2. Published Print: JUN 2007

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This collection of terms and definitions commonly encountered in the bioinformatics literature will be updated periodically as Current Protocols in Bioinformatics grows. In addition, an extensive glossary of genetic terms can be found on the Web site of the National Human Genome Research Institute ( The entries in that online glossary provide a brief written definition of the term; the user can also listen to an informative explanation of the term using RealAudio or the Windows Media Player.


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