Rice Genome Sequencing and Data Mining Resources -- Application of Evolutionary Computation to Bioinformatics -- Architectures for Integration of Data and Applications -- Functional Genomics Approach to Elucidate the Regulation of Vascular Development in Poplar -- Novel Tools for Plant Genome Annotation and Applications to Arabidopsis and Rice -- FCModeler -- Old Methods for New Ideas: Genetic Dissection of the Determinants of Gene Expression Levels -- Charting Contig-Component Relationships within the Triticeae -- Protein Family Classification with Discriminant Function Analysis -- Exploiting Natural Variation to Understand Gene Function in Pine -- Merging Analyses of Predisposition and Physiology Towards Polygene Discovery -- Mining the EST Databases to Determine Evolutionary Events in the Legumes and Grasses -- A Biologist's View of Systems Integration Systems Biology -- Alignment of Wheat and Rice Structural Genomics Resources -- Computational Identification of Legume-Specific Genes. Data Mining the Genomes, is the 23rd volume of the Stadler Symposia series published by Springer, which have served over many years as a comprehensive collection of current trends and emerging hot topics in the field of genetics. Data Mining the Genomes summarizes the progress in bioinformatics and computational biology in data mining the vast amount of exciting information emerging from studies of plant and animal genomes, with authoritative analytical reviews specialized enough to be attractive to professional researchers, yet also appealing to the wider audience of scientists in related disciplines. Data Mining the Genomes offers an essential reference material for any scientist or teacher working in the fields of bioinformatics, genomics, and genetics. All academics, scientists, and industry professionals wishing to take advantage of the latest and greatest in the continuously emerging field of bioinformatics will find it an invaluable resource. Key features: Comprehensive coverage of current topics Chapters authored by the key stars in the field Accessible utility in a single volume reference About the Editors: Perry Gustafson, PhD and Randy Shoemaker, PhD are Research Geneticists with the USDA-ARS, with Dr. Gustafson at the University of Missouri, Columbia and Dr. Shoemaker at Iowa State University, Ames. John Snape, PhD is a Research Geneticist at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, England. Collectively, Drs. Gustafson, Shomeaker, and Snape are associate editors on several international journals as well as having published numerous articles, review articles, and book chapters, in the field of genetics.