DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 1999; 286 pp; hardcover Volume: 47 ISBN10: 0821808265 ISBN13: 9780821808269 List Price: US$75 Member Price: US$60 Order Code: DIMACS/47
 This volume features highlights from the DIMACS Special Year on "Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology". Top researchers presented both new research results and comprehensive overviews on the use of mathematics (especially discrete mathematics) and theoretical computer science in molecular biology. The book provides a unique "snapshot" of this growing area of study. It will be of interest to both experts and novices seeking information on the state of the research. Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 17 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). Readership Graduate students, research mathematicians, and computer scientists working in computational biology. Table of Contents  W. M. Fitch  An introduction to molecular biology for mathematicians and computer programmers
 D. Gusfield and L. Wang  New uses for uniform lifted alignments
 M. Vingron  Sequence alignment and phylogeny construction
 D. Durand  A new look at tree models for multiple sequence alignment
 A. Apostolico and R. Giancarlo  Sequence alignment in molecular biology
 D. B. Searls  Formal language theory and biological macromolecules
 C. A. Floudas, J. L. Klepeis, and P. M. Pardalos  Global optimization approaches in protein folding and peptide docking
 C. J. Benham  The topologically driven strand separation transition in DNAmethods of analysis and biological significance
 C. L. Smith, T. Sano, N. E. Broude, and C. R. Cantor  Parallel strategies for DNA manipulation and analysis
 A. Caprara, G. Lancia, and S.K. Ng  A columngeneration based branchandbound algorithm for sorting by reversals
 E. M. Jordan  Visualizing measures of genetic distance
 L. Milanesi, M. Marsilli, G. Mauri, C. Rolfi, and L. Uboldi  Fragment assembly system for DNA sequencing projects
 X. Huang  Performance of the CAP2 sequence assembly program
 J. Meidanis  A simple toolkit for DNA fragment assembly
