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Ralf Anders
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Bioinformatics, Biological Databases, Scientific Development

Portal: Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Biological Databases, Machine Learning, Scientific Computing

Plants vs. Animals

Developmental strategies of plants and animals have developed separately for millions of years. So what are the fundamental differences between the development of land plants and animals?

Model Organisms

A short introduction to important model organisms in developmental biology

Books & Journals

A list of Books and Journals on Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Developmental Biology and Software Engineering

Portal: Developmental Biology

Bioinformatics, Biological Databases, Scientific Development

What are Bioinformatics about?

The interdisciplinary scientific field of Bioinformatics deals with the development of methods and software tools for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data. Bioinformatics combine computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering to study biological data and processes.

What does developmental biology deal with?

The scientific field of developmental biology deals with how multicellular organisms grow and develop. Deriving from embryology today it examines the genetic control of growth, differentiation and specialisation of different cell types and organs.Main model organisms in the plant field are thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), corn (Zea mays), snapdragon (Antirrhinum) and Petunia. Widely used animal models are Caenorhabditis elegans, fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), zebrafish (Danio rerio), African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), chick (Gallus gallus) and mouse (Mus musculus).

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