Essential Genetics / Edition 6

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  • New Learning Objectives within each chapter help students to:
    • Identify what they should know or be able to do as a result of their study
    • Focus on the knowledge they should have acquired from studying the chapter
    • Guide them to identify key concepts and use them at a variety of learning levels including comprehension, application, analysis, and synthesis
    • Highlight the skill they should acquire through practice of various problem types

  • Each chapter includes several different types and levels of problems, including: concept, synthesis, and discussion questions, problem solving questions, and application and analysis problems.
  • The companion Website, GeNETics on the Web, includes numerous study tools and learning resources such as animated flashcards, crosswords, and practice quizzes
  • An electronic Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual is available, containing chapter summaries, key terms, and extra study questions, as well as worked solutions for all Concepts in Action problems.
  • The Instructor's Media CD-ROM includes a PowerPoint Image Bank and PowerPoint Lecture Slides. An online Test Bank is also available for use in most course management systems.

"...includes a spectacular new art program, interactive GeNETics on the Web exercises, extensive author-written problems testing the student's understanding, valuable problems-solving tips, and much more."

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Editorial Reviews

This textbook is designed for an introductory one-semester or one- quarter course in genetics. The learning objectives are to understand the basic processes of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation; to learn to formulate genetic hypotheses; to develop basic skills in problem solving; and to gain some sense of the social and historical context in which genetics has developed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449686888
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 574
  • Sales rank: 461,959
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 DNA in Heredity
Ch. 2 Mendelian Genetics 26
Ch. 3 The Chromosomal Basis of Heredity 58
Ch. 4 Gene Linkage and Chromosome Mapping 94
Ch. 5 Variation in Chromosome Number and Structure 120
Ch. 6 The Chemical Structure and Replication of DNA 148
Ch. 7 The Genetics of Bacteria and Viruses 176
Ch. 8 Gene Expression 206
Ch. 9 Genetic Engineering and Genome Analysis 238
Ch. 10 The Regulation of Gene Activity 270
Ch. 11 The Genetic Control of Development 306
Ch. 12 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Recombination 340
Ch. 13 Population Genetics and Evolution 368
Ch. 14 The Genetics of Complex Multifactorial Traits 398
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