7 of the Best Free Linux Bioinformatics Tools
Bioinformatics has been defined in many different ways, but it
is common ground to regard this discipline as the application of
mathematics, computing and statistics to the analysis of biological
information. The objective of bioinformatics is to enable the finding
of new biological insights, and to create a broader, more critical view
from which unifying principles in biology can be perceived.
Bioinformatics is very important in the field of human genome
research. It has become crucial for large-scale
measurement technologies such as DNA sequencing,
microarrays, and metabolomics.
The field of bioinformatics has been aided significantly by Linux-based
hardware and software. There are a number of Linux distributions which
offer an integrated bioinformatics workstation. The popular
distribution Bio-Linux packages hundreds of bioinformatics programs
spanning a number of different fields.
There is a wide selection of Linux bioinformatics tools that
is released under an open source license. This article
identifies our favourite tools which are extremely useful for anyone
interested in sequence analysis, molecular modelling, molecular
dynamics, phylogenetic analysis and more. We hope this feature offers a
useful resource for biologists.
So, let's explore the 7 bioinformatics tools at hand. For each
application we have compiled its own portal page, providing a
screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant
resources and reviews.
||Tools for the analysis and
comprehension of high-throughput genomic data
tools for computational molecular biology
||The European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite
Rich-client platform chemistry and biology workbench
||For designing and executing bioinformatics workflows
Java tools for processing biological data
||Set of integrated bioinformatics software
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Last Updated Monday, May 26 2014 @ 10:55 AM EDT