Concepts of Genetics

Concepts of Genetics

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For one- or two-term courses in Genetics in the departments of Biology, Zoology, Agriculture or Health Science.This text is known for its clear writing style, emphasis on concepts, visual art program and thoughtful coverage of all areas of genetics. The authors capture students' interest with up-to-date coverage of cutting-edge topics and research. The authors emphasize those concepts that students should come to understand and take away with them, not a myriad of details and exceptions that need to memorized and are soon forgotten. The seventh edition boasts the next generation of interactive learning tutorials and animations integrated within the Companion Website.show more

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  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 210 x 275 x 24mm | 1,616g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 7th International edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0131214497
  • 9780131214491

Table of contents

I. GENES AND HEREDITY. 1. An Introduction to Genetics. 2. Mitosis and Meiosis. 3. Mendelian Genetics. 4. Extensions of Mendelian Genetics. 5. Quantitative Genetics. 6. Linkage and Mapping in Eukaryotes. 7. Sex Chromosomes and Sex Determination. 8. Chromosome Mutations: Variations in Number and Arrangement. II. DNA-THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF GENETICS. 9. DNA Structure and Analysis. 10. DNA Replication and Recombination. 11. DNA Organization and Chromosome Structure. III. GENETIC EXPRESSION AND VARIATION. 12. The Genetic Code and Transcription. 13. Translation and Proteins. 14. Gene Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposable Elements. 15. Extranuclear Inheritance. IV. GENETIC ANALYSIS OF BACTERIA AND BACTERIOPHAGES. 16. Genetics of Bacteria and Viruses. 17. Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes. V. DNA BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENOMICS. 18. Recombinant DNA Technology. 19. Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Proteomics. 20. Applications and Ethics of Genetic Technology. VI. GENE REGULATION, DEVELOPMENT AND CANCER. 21. Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes. 22. Developmental Genetics. 23. Genetics and Cancer. 24. Genetics and Behavior. VII. GENETICS OF POPULATIONS AND EVOLUTION. 25. Population Genetics. 26. Genetics and Evolution. 27. Conservation Genetics.show more

About William S. Klug

William S. Klug is currently Professor of Biology at The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in Ewing, New Jersey. He served as Chairman of the Biology Department for 17 years, a position to which he was first elected in 1974. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to coming to Trenton State College, he returned to Wabash College as an Assistant Professor, where he first taught genetics as well as general biology and electron microscopy. His research interests have involved ultra-structural and molecular genetic studies of oogenesis in Drosophila. He has taught the genetics course as well as the senior capstone seminar course in human and molecular genetics to undergraduate Biology majors for each of the last 33 years. He was the recent recipient of the first annual teaching award given at The College of New Jersey as the faculty member who most challenges students to meet high standards. Michael R. Cummings is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also served on the faculty at Northwestern University and Florida State University. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He has also written textbooks in 'human genetics and general biology for non-majors. His research interests center on the molecular organization and physical mapping of human acrocentric chromosomes. At the undergraduate level, he teaches courses in Mendelian genetics, human genetics, and general biology for non-majors. He has received numerous teaching awards given by the university and by student organizations.show more

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