# What is the difference between a transcriptome and a genome? [closed]

I have a computer engineering background, not biology.

I started working on a bioinformatics project recently, which involves de-novo assembly. I came to know the terms Transcriptome and Genome, but I cannot identify the difference between these two.

I know a transcriptome is the set of all messenger RNA molecules in a cell, but am not sure how this is different from a genome.

• What information have you researched ? Did Wikipedia pages of Transcriptome and Genome helped you? If not where they didn't help you – llrs May 17 '17 at 8:04
• This is a rather basic question and I don't think it's a good one for the site, in the message from stack exchange it says "if you ask beginner questions, survey questions, or social-conversation questions, experts and pros will not be interested" – Chris_Rands May 17 '17 at 8:04
• This is not a bioinformatics question, this is a terminology question and needs to be be better framed. The approaches to transcriptome and genome de novo assembly would be accceptable, but this is a question for Google. – DrDanielSwan May 17 '17 at 8:12
• You can vote to close the question – llrs May 17 '17 at 8:27