Genetics : A Conceptual Approach

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Pierce brings a master teacher's experience to the introductory genetics textbook, and the new edition features an emphasis on problem-solving and relevant applications while incorporating the latest trends in genetics research. This multi-media pack contains the print textbook and LaunchPad access for an additional GBP5 per student.

LaunchPad is an interactive online resource that helps students achieve better results. LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve, our adaptive quizzing resource, to engage your students and develop their understanding.

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* Pre-built Units for each chapter, curated by experienced educators, with media for that chapter organized and ready to assign or customize to suit your course.
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* A streamlined and intuitive interface that lets you build an entire course in minutes.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 229 x 279 x 35.56mm | 1,927.77g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5th ed. 2014
  • w. numerous figs. (mostly col.)
  • 146410946X
  • 9781464109461
  • 108,450

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Genetics 2. Chromosomes and Cellular Reproduction 3. Basic Principles of Heredity 4. Sex Determination and Sex-Linked Characteristics 5. Extensions and Modifications of Basic Principles 6. Pedigree Analysis, Applications, and Genetic Testing 7. Linkage, Recombination, and Eukaryotic Gene Mapping 8. Chromosome Variation 9. Bacterial and Viral Genetic Systems 10. DNA: The Chemical Nature of the Gene 11. Chromosome Structure and Organelle DNA 12. DNA Replication and Recombination 13. Transcription 14. RNA Molecules and RNA Processing 15. The Genetic Code and Translation 16. Control of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes 17. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 18. Gene Mutations and DNA Repair 19. Molecular Genetic Analysis and Biotechnology 20. Genomics and Proteomics 21. Epigenetics 22. Developmental Genetics and Immunogenetics 23. Cancer Genetics 24. Quantitative Genetics 25. Population Genetics 26. Evolutionary Genetics Reference Guide to Model Genetic Organisms
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About Benjamin A. Pierce

Benjamin Pierce received a BS in Biology from Southern Methodist University and a PhD from the University of Colorado, USA. Ben is currently Professor of Biology and holder of the Lillian Nelson Pratt Chair at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX. He is a population geneticist who conducts ecological and evolutionary research on amphibians. Ben has authored a number of articles in research journals and several books, including: The Family Genetics Sourcebook, a guide to genetics for the layperson; Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, a general genetics textbook; Genetics Essentials: Concepts and Connections, a brief genetics textbook; and Transmission and Population Genetics: A Short Course, a textbook for courses in transmission and population genetics. Ben is a member of the steering committee of the 21st Century Science Coalition, a group of scientists who support strong science standards for Texas public schools. He is the President of the Texas Academy of Science, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, and is a Fellow of the Texas Academy of Science. He currently serves on the editorial board of Bioscience. He has received research and teaching grants from the Natural Science Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation, the 3M Foundation, the National Park Service, the Williamson County Conservation Foundation, and the National Geographic Society.
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