Gollery, Martin

Handbook of hidden Markov models in bioinformatics - London CRC Press 2013 - 156 p. - Mathematical and Computational Biology Series .

The book begins with discussions on key HMM and related profile methods, including the HMMER package, the sequence analysis method (SAM), and the PSI-BLAST algorithm. It then provides detailed information about various types of publicly available HMM databases, such as Pfam, PANTHER, COG, and metaSHARK. After outlining ways to develop and use an automated bioinformatics workflow, the author describes how to make custom HMM databases using HMMER, SAM, and PSI-BLAST. He also helps you select the right program to speed up searches. The final chapter explores several applications of HMM methods, including predictions of subcellular localization, posttranslational modification, and binding site.
By learning how to effectively use the databases and methods presented in this handbook, you will be able to efficiently identify features of biological interest in your data.

Table of Contents
Introduction to HMMs and Related Profile Methods
Profile HMMs
HMM Methods
HMM Databases
Building an Analytical Pipeline
Building Custom Databases
Speeding Your Searches
Other Uses of HMMs in Bioinformatics


Computational biology
Markov processes

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