Compare the fields of structural, functional, and comparative genomics. What is the purpose of each?
Structural genomics is the organization and sequence of the genetic information within a genome. The purpose of this is to create maps that provide information on locations of genes, molecular markers, and chromosome segments. Functional genomics characterizes what the sequences do. This identifies their function. Comparative genomics compares similarities and differences in gene content, function, and organization among genomes of different organisms.