Understanding Genetics

Understanding Genetics

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The fourth edition of this textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect significant advances in genetics since the 1983 edition. Among other topics it covers the latest developments in human gene mapping and genome structure and function. The book is illustrated with over 500 drawings and photographs, with good use of colour. The clear style and study questions make this a good foundation in classical Mendelian genetics. Readership: first-degree life science students requiring a basic text on genetics.
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  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 196.85 x 260.35 x 42.93mm | 1,936.83g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 481 figures, 42 tables
  • 0195051084
  • 9780195051087

Table of contents

Foundations of genetics; Chromosomes and the distribution of the genetic material; Chromosomes and gamete formation; Genic interactions; Sex and inheritance; Probability and its application; Continuous variation and its analysis; Genes on the same chromosome; Further aspects of linkage and crossing over; Changes in chromosome structure and number; Chemistry of the gene; Information transfer; Molecular interactions in transcription and translation; Gene mutation; Bacterial genetic systems; Viruses and their genetic systems; Control mechanisms and differentiation; The impact of genetic manipulation; Applications of molecular biology; Nonchromosomal genetic information; Genes, populations, and evolutionary change.
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