Table of Contents

Evolutionary Bioinformatics; Contents; Note on the Second Edition; Abbreviations; Prologue; To Select is Not To Preserve; Part 1 Information and DNA; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Part 2 Parity and Non-Parity; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Part 3 Variation and Speciation; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Part 4 Conflict within Genomes; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Part 5 Conflict between Genomes; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Part 6 Sex and Error-Correction; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Part 7 Information and Mind; Chapter 19; Epilogue; To Preserve is Not To Select. Books on bioinformatics which began appearing in the mid 80s primarily served gene-hunters, and biologists who wished to construct family trees showing tidy lines of descent. Given the great pharmaceutical industry interest in genes, this trend has continued in most subsequent texts. These deal extensively with the exciting topic of gene discovery and searching databases, but hardly consider genomes as information channels through which multiple forms and levels of information, including genic information, have passed through the generations.