The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP)

The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP)

The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) is a global initiative to sequence the genetic code of the entire planet’s eukaryotes; some 1.5 million known species including all known plants, animals, protozoa and fungi. It aims to sequence and catalog the genomes of all such eukaryotic species over a period of ten years and was officially launched …

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The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project The start of the human genome project in the late 1980s provided a major boost for the development of bioinformatics. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was the international, collaborative research program whose goal was the complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings. The Project was coordinated by the National Institutes of Health …

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Biological Databases- Types and Importance

Biological Databases- Types and Importance

Biological Databases- Types and Importance One of the hallmarks of modern genomic research is the generation of enormous amounts of raw sequence data. As the volume of genomic data grows, sophisticated computational methodologies are required to manage the data deluge. Thus, the very first challenge in the genomics era is to store and handle the staggering volume of information through …

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Bioinformatics- Introduction and Applications

Bioinformatics- Introduction and Applications

Bioinformatics- Introduction and Applications With a large number of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes completely sequenced and more forthcoming, access to the genomic information and synthesizing it for the discovery of new knowledge have become central themes of modern biological research. Mining the genomic information requires the use of sophisticated computational tools. It therefore becomes imperative for the new generation of biologists …

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