Essentials of Genetics / Edition 4

Essentials of Genetics / Edition 4

by William S. Klug, Michael R. Cummings, Michael R. Cummings
     
 

/* 9126D-2, KLUG/CUMMINGS, Essentials of Genetics, 4E */ Presents a succinct overview of the discipline, with balanced coverage of both classical and modern genetics. Known for their clear writing style, emphasis on concepts, visual art program, and thoughtful coverage of all areas of genetics, the authors capture interest with up-to-date coverage ofSee more details below

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/* 9126D-2, KLUG/CUMMINGS, Essentials of Genetics, 4E */ Presents a succinct overview of the discipline, with balanced coverage of both classical and modern genetics. Known for their clear writing style, emphasis on concepts, visual art program, and thoughtful coverage of all areas of genetics, the authors capture interest with up-to-date coverage of cutting edge topics and research. This book will help readers connect the science of genetics to the issues of today through interesting and thought provoking applications. Revision features 3 new chapters: Chapter 5, Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes, Chapter 18, Genomics and Proteomics, and Chapter 24, Conservation Genetics—Genenomics and Proteomics put this book at the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field. The Conservation Genetics chapter is the first really new chapter that has appeared in any genetics book over the past decade. The Population Genetics and Evolutionary Genetics chapters are updated and significantly enriched by Jon Herron (co-author of Evolutionary Analysis, 2/e). The Technology and Society Essays include numerous revisions and several new topics—Genetically Modified Foods is addressed with a new essay in Chapter 1; new essay in Chapter 18 addresses Gene Therapy in the context of Genomics; there are two short boxes that represent "molecular snippets" in the transmission genetic chapters (3 and 5); and new section on molecular genetics in Chapter 1. Two biotechnology chapters cover technologies and analysis, and applications and ethics. Human behavior genetics includes recent findings on genescontrolling manic depression (Chapter 20). Up-to-date coverage of contemporary topics includes ethical questions raised by genetic testing and the human genome project. It will appeal to evolutionarily-oriented professionals in the biological sciences, zoology, agriculture, and health science fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130912640
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1An Introduction to Genetics1
2Mitosis and Meiosis15
3Mendelian Genetics36
4Modification of Mendelian Ratios58
5Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes83
6Quantitative Genetics102
7Chromosome Mutations: Variation in Number and Arrangement120
8Linkage and Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes141
9Mapping in Bacteria and Bacteriophages166
10DNA Structure and Analysis187
11DNA Replication and Synthesis212
12The Genetic Code and Transcription232
13Translation and Proteins253
14Gene Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposable Elements278
15Regulation of Gene Expression306
16Recombinant DNA Technology326
17Chromosome Structure and DNA Sequence Organization348
18Genomics and Proteomics365
19Biotechnology and Its Implications for Society392
20Genes and Development415
21The Genetic Basis of Cancer431
22Population Genetics450
23Genetics and Evolution472
24Conservation Genetics495

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