This concept diagram schematically illustrates a path from basic genome data to a more detailed understanding of complex molecular and cellular systems. New computational analysis, modeling, and simulation capabilities are needed to meet this goal. The points on the plot are very approximate, depending on the specifics of problem abstraction and computational representation. Research is under way to create mathematics, algorithms, and computer architectures for understanding each level of biological complexity.
Credit or Source: Biological and Environmental Research Information System, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. GTL Roadmap, p. 89 (genomicsgtl.energy.gov/roadmap/). Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Biological and Environmental Research Program.
U.S. DOE. 2006. Breaking the Biological Barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol: A Joint Research Agenda, DOE/SC/EE-0095, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. (p. 169) (website)
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