Bioinformatics pronunciation guide

A pronunciation guide for bioinformatics terms.

A

TermPronunciation
adenine/ˈædəniːn/
adenosine/əˈdɛnəsiːn/
alanine/ˈæləniːn/
amino acid/əˈmiːnoʊ ˈæsɪd/
angstrom/ˈæŋstrəm/
asparagine/əˈspærədʒiːn/
aspartic acid/əˈspɑːrtɪk ˈæsɪd/

B

TermPronunciation
Bayes/ˈbeɪz/
Bayesian/ˈbeɪziən/
bioinformatics/ˌbaɪoʊˌɪnfərˈmætɪks/
BLAST/ˈblæst/
Boolean/ˈbuːliən/
Broad Institute/ˈbroʊd ˈɪnstɪtjuːt/

C

TermPronunciation
computational/ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃənəl/
contig/ˈkɒntɪɡ/
cytidine/ˈsɪtɪdiːn/
cytosine/ˈsaɪtəsiːn/

E

TermPronunciation
Entrez/ˈɒntreɪ/
epigenome/ˌɛpɪˈdʒiːnoʊm/
epigenomic/ˌɛpɪdʒɪˈnoʊmɪk/
epigenomics/ˌɛpɪdʒɪˈnoʊmɪks/
exon/ˈɛksɒn/

F

TermPronunciation
FASTA/ˈfæstə/
FASTQ/ˈfæst ˈkjuː/

G

TermPronunciation
GenBank/ˈdʒɛnbæŋk/
genome/ˈdʒiːnoʊm/
genomic/dʒɪˈnoʊmɪk/
genomics/dʒɪˈnoʊmɪks/
glutamate/ˈɡluːtəmeɪt/
glutamic acid/ɡluːˈtæmɪk ˈæsɪd/
glutamine/ˈɡluːtəmiːn/
glycine/ˈɡlaɪsiːn/
guanine/ˈɡwɑːniːn/
guanosine/ˈɡwɑːnəsiːn/
GUI/ˈɡuːi/

H

TermPronunciation
haplotype/ˈhæplətaɪp/
HomoloGene/həˈmɒlədʒiːn/

I

TermPronunciation
Illumina/ɪˈljuːmɪnə/
in silico/ɪn ˈsɪlɪkoʊ/
intron/ˈɪntrɒn/

K

TermPronunciation
Kraken/ˈkrækən/

L

TermPronunciation
leucine/ˈljuːsiːn/

M

TermPronunciation
MEGAN/ˈmɛɡən/
MetaCyc/ˈmɛtəsaɪk/
metagenome/ˌmɛtəˈdʒiːnoʊm/
metagenomic/ˌmɛtədʒɪˈnoʊmɪk/
metagenomics/ˌmɛtədʒɪˈnoʊmɪks/
MG-RAST/ˈɛm ˈdʒiː ˈræst/
microarray/ˈmaɪkroʊəreɪ/
microbiome/ˌmaɪkroʊˈbaɪoʊm/

N

TermPronunciation
nucleotide/ˈnjuːkliətaɪd/

O

TermPronunciation
ontology/ɒnˈtɒlədʒi/
ortholog/ˈɔːrθəlɒɡ/
orthologous/ɔːrˈθɒləɡəs/

P

TermPronunciation
palindrome/ˈpælɪndroʊm/
peptide/ˈpɛptaɪd/
Pfam/ˈpiːfæm/
Phred/ˈfrɛd/
phylogenetic/ˌfaɪlədʒɪˈnɛtɪk/
phylogenetics/ˌfaɪlədʒɪˈnɛtɪks/
phylogeny/faɪˈlɒdʒɪni/
protein/ˈproʊtiːn/
proteome/ˈproʊtioʊm/
proteomic/ˌproʊtiˈoʊmɪk/
proteomics/ˌproʊtiˈoʊmɪks/
pseudogene/ˈsjuːdədʒiːn/
PubMed/ˈpʌbmɛd/
purine/ˈpjʊəriːn/
pyrimidine/pɪˈrɪmɪdiːn/

Q

TermPronunciation
query/ˈkwɪəri/

S

TermPronunciation
sequence/ˈsiːkwəns/
sequencer/ˈsiːkwənsər/
Swiss-Prot/ˈswɪsprɒt/

T

TermPronunciation
thymidine/ˈθaɪmɪdiːn/
thymine/ˈθaɪmiːn/
Trimmomatic/ˌtrɪməˈmætɪk/

U

TermPronunciation
UniProt/ˈjuːnɪprɒt/

See also

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