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Algorithms on Strings, Trees and Sequences by Dan Gusfield

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The Importance of (Sub)sequence Comparison in Molecular Biology

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Sequence comparison, particularly when combined with the systematic collection, curration, and search of databases containing biomolecular sequences, has become essential in modern molecular biology. Commenting on the (then) near-completion of the effort to sequence the entire yeast genome (now finished), Stephen Oliver says

In a short time it will be hard to realize how we managed without the sequence data. Biology will never be the same again. [478]

One fact explains the importance of molecular sequence data and sequence comparison in biology.

The first fact of biological sequence ...

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