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Bioinformatics-Assisted Microbiological Research: Tasks, Developments and Upcoming Challenges

Dhananjaya P. Singh1, Ratna Prabha1, Anil Rai1 and Dilip K. Arora1
  • 1 Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India


Problem statement: Bioinformatics in the present day microbiological research is an inevitable subject area that encompasses biological resources and high end computational skills to unravel the coded and encrypted information within the life. We have produced a brief account of the developments and tasks in the subject and upcoming challenges in the subject. The area has seen tremendous developmental pattern in the last few decades due to the emerging computational technologies dedicated for uncovering the complex but vital biological information that not only essentially constitute the basis of life but entails about the evolutionary diversification and multiphasic interaction among the organisms with their own environment. Now, with the technological advancements, bioinformatics has completely changed microbiological domain for researchers. Conclusion/Recommendations: In Future, the ultimate goal of bioinformatics will be such kind of integration of the biological databases and genomic resources that can result in a computer representation of living cells and organisms whereby any aspect of biology can be examined computationally.

Current Research in Bioinformatics
Volume 1 No. 1, 2012, 10-19


Submitted On: 25 August 2011 Published On: 23 January 2012

How to Cite: Singh, D. P., Prabha, R., Rai, A. & Arora, D. K. (2012). Bioinformatics-Assisted Microbiological Research: Tasks, Developments and Upcoming Challenges. Current Research in Bioinformatics, 1(1), 10-19.

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  • Bioinformatics
  • computational biology
  • microbes
  • databases
  • genomes
  • leading edge research
  • evolutionary diversification
  • complex nature
  • biological system