Genetics: From Genes to Genomes / Edition 3

Genetics: From Genes to Genomes / Edition 3

by Leland Hartwell
     
 

The authors have developed a text that reflects the directions Genetics is taking as it heads into the 21st century. This perspective embraces five major themes: 1. the central importance of the genome,as opposed to the action of individual genes; 2. the application of genetics to the improvement of human health; 3. the growing appreciation for the… See more details below

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The authors have developed a text that reflects the directions Genetics is taking as it heads into the 21st century. This perspective embraces five major themes: 1. the central importance of the genome,as opposed to the action of individual genes; 2. the application of genetics to the improvement of human health; 3. the growing appreciation for the relationships among organisms arising from genetic research; 4. the impact of biotechnology on the accelerating growth of genetic knowledge; and 5. the importance of emerging social and ethical issues related to our use of biotechnology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072848465
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
960

Table of Contents

1.Genetics: The Study of Biological Information

2.Mendel’s Principles of Heredity

3.Extensions to Mendel’s Laws

4.The Chromosome Theory of Inheritance

5.Linkage, Recombination, and the Mapping of Genes on Chromosomes

6.DNA Structure, Replication, and Recombination

7.Anatomy and Function of a Gene: Dissection Through Mutation

8.Gene Expression: The Flow of Information from DNA to RNA to Protein

9. Digital Analysis of Genomes

10. Analyzing Genomic Variation

11.The Eukaryotic Chromosome

12.Chromosomal Rearrangements and Changes in Chromosome Number

13.Bacterial Genetics

14.Organellar Inheritance

15.Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes

16.Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes

17.Manipulating the Genomes of Eukaryotes

18.The Genetic Analysis of Development

19.The Genetics of Cancer

20.Variation and Selection in Populations

21.Genetics of Complex Traits

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