Fundamental Genetics / Edition 1

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Fundamental Genetics is a concise, nontraditional textbook that explains major topics of modern genetics in 42 mini-chapters. It is designed as a textbook for an introductory general genetics course. Fundamental Genetics is also a useful reference or refresher on basic genetics for professionals and students in health sciences and biological sciences. It is organized for ease of learning, beginning with molecular structures and progressing through molecular processes to population genetics and evolution. Students will find the short, focused chapters approachable and more easily digested than the long, more complex chapters of traditional genetics textbooks. Each chapter focuses on one topic, so that teachers and students can readily tailor the book to their needs by choosing a subset of chapters. The book is extensively illustrated throughout with clear and uncluttered diagrams that are simple enough to be reproduced by students. This unique textbook provides a compact alternative for introductory genetics courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521006330
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Life Forms and Their Origins 1
Ch. 2 Nucleic Acids 10
Ch. 3 Proteins 18
Ch. 4 Simple Chromosomes 26
Ch. 5 Chromosomes of Eukarya 34
Ch. 6 Genome Content 43
Ch. 7 RNA Synthesis 1: Transcription 52
Ch. 8 RNA Synthesis 2: Processing 65
Ch. 9 Abundance of RNAs in Bacteria 74
Ch. 10 Abundance of RNAs in Eukarya 85
Ch. 11 Protein Synthesis 96
Ch. 12 DNA Replication 107
Ch. 13 Chromosome Replication 115
Ch. 14 Molecular Events of Recombination 124
Ch. 15 Micromutations 136
Ch. 16 Repair of Altered DNA 145
Ch. 17 Reproduction of Bacteria 153
Ch. 18 Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bacteria 161
Ch. 19 Cell Cycles of Eukarya 172
Ch. 20 Meiosis 182
Ch. 21 Chromosomal Abnormalities 191
Ch. 22 Life Cycles of Eukarya 201
Ch. 23 Reproduction of Viruses 213
Ch. 24 Genetic Processes in Development 222
Ch. 25 Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation 236
Ch. 26 Cancer 247
Ch. 27 Cutting, Sorting, and Copying DNA 254
Ch. 28 Genotyping by DNA Analysis 265
Ch. 29 Genetically Engineered Organisms 271
Ch. 30 Genomics 280
Ch. 31 Behavior of Genes and Alleles 290
Ch. 32 Probability and Statistics Toolkit 302
Ch. 33 Genes, Environment, and Interactions 315
Ch. 34 Location Genes 326
Ch. 35 Finding and Detecting Mutations 338
Ch. 36 Cytoplasmic Inheritance 349
Ch. 37 Genetic Variation in Populations 359
Ch. 38 Mutation, Migration, and Genetic Drift 366
Ch. 39 Natural Selection 374
Ch. 40 Quantitative Genetics 383
Ch. 41 Speciation 395
Ch. 42 Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny 402
Glossary 409
Index 451
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