Genetics: Analysis and Principles / Edition 4

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Genetics: Analysis and Principles is a one-semester, introductory genetics textbook that takes an experimental approach to understanding genetics. By weaving one or two experiments into the narrative of each chapter, students can simultaneously explore the scientific method and understand the genetic principles that have been learned from these experiments.

Rob Brooker, author of market leading texts in Genetics and Intro Biology for majors, brings his clear and accessible writing style to this new edition.

The integration of the genetics text and the power of digital world are now complete with McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

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A genetics text with strong emphasis on the scientific method. Each chapter incorporates one or two experiments which are analyzed according to the scientific method and the genetic principles which are derived from the method, allowing students to see the connection between scientific analysis and principles. Includes problem sets, chapter summaries, notes on links between genes and traits, color illustrations, b&w photos, and experiments illustrated with descriptions, parallel diagrams, and concept explanations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073525280
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/14/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 618,420
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) received his B.A. in biology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1978. At Harvard, he studied lactose permease, the product of the lacY gene of the lac operon. He continues working on transporters at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and has an active research laboratory. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brooker teaches undergraduate courses in biology, genetics, and cell biology. In addition to many other publications, he has written two undergraduate genetics texts published by McGraw-Hill: Genetics: Analysis & Principles, 4th edition, copyright 2012, and Concepts of Genetics, copyright 2012.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Overview of Genetics 1
Pt. II Patterns of Inheritance 16
Ch. 2 Mendelian Inheritance 16
Ch. 3 Reproduction and Chromosome Transmission 45
Ch. 4 Extensions of Mendelian Inheritance 75
Ch. 5 Linkage and Genetic Mapping in Eukaryotes 100
Ch. 6 Genetic Transfer and Mapping in Bacteria and Bacteriophages 137
Ch. 7 Non-Mendelian Inheritance 167
Ch. 8 Variation in Chromosome Structure and Number 196
Pt. III Molecular Structure and Replication of the Genetic Material 230
Ch. 9 Molecular Structure of DNA and RNA 230
Ch. 10 Chromosome Organization and Molecular Structure 259
Ch. 11 DNA Replication 286
Pt. IV Molecular Properties of Genes 312
Ch. 12 General Properties of Gene Structure and Function 312
Ch. 13 Gene Transcription and RNA Modification 338
Ch. 14 Translation of mRNA 367
Ch. 15 Gene Regulation in Bacteria and Bacteriophages 394
Ch. 16 Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes 426
Ch. 17 Gene Mutation and DNA Repair 454
Ch. 18 Recombination and Transposition at the Molecular Level 482
Pt. V Genetic Technologies 508
Ch. 19 Recombinant DNA Technology 508
Ch. 20 Genome Analysis 540
Ch. 21 Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology 573
Ch. 22 Computer Analysis of Genetic Sequences 600
Pt. VI Genetic Analysis of Individuals and Populations 621
Ch. 23 Genetics of Cancer and Other Human Diseases 621
Ch. 24 Developmental Genetics 647
Ch. 25 Quantitative Genetics 675
Ch. 26 Population Genetics 704
Ch. 27 Evolutionary Genetics 734
App Experimental Techniques 762
Glossary G-1
Solutions to Even-Numbered Problems S-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1
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