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  1. Wojciech Makalowski

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005247



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Makalowski, W. 2005. Bioinformatics. eLS. .

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  1. Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

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Bioinformatics may be defined as the development and/or application of computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of biological data, including those to acquire, store, organize, archive, analyze or visualize such data.


  • bioinformatics;
  • biological database;
  • sequence analysis;
  • protein analysis;
  • sequence assembly;
  • gene prediction;
  • homology search