Human Biology: Social,Environmental,and Personal Concerns / Edition 1

Human Biology: Social,Environmental,and Personal Concerns / Edition 1

by Judith Goodenough, Robert A. Wallace, Betty McGuire
     
 


The authors present the principles of human biology and apply them to students' lives, helping them realize the benefits of understanding the material. Judy Goodenough has taught human biology for over fifteen years and, along with her co-authors, has written a text with three basic goals: to provide information that will help students understand their… See more details below

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The authors present the principles of human biology and apply them to students' lives, helping them realize the benefits of understanding the material. Judy Goodenough has taught human biology for over fifteen years and, along with her co-authors, has written a text with three basic goals: to provide information that will help students understand their everyday experiences with their bodies and the world around them, to help students understand how their actions affect their quality of life (in terms of their personal health, society and the welfare of the planet), and to help students develop reasoning skills they can further apply to life. An accompanying Web site provides a full range of instructor's support materials to help in teaching the course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030012815
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/10/1997
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.95(w) x 9.74(h) x 2.26(d)

Table of Contents


1. An Introduction to Human Biology. Part 1: How Genes are Organized and Transmitted through Generations. 2. Transmission Genetics: Mendelian Analysis of Inheritance. 3. Genes, Chromosomes, and the Mechanism of Mendelian Inheritance. 4. Multiple Alleles and Gene Interactions. 5. Quantitative Traits and Polygenic Inheritance. 6. Linkage and Gene Mapping in Eukaryotes. 7. Extranuclear Inheritance. 8. The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses. Part 2: How Genes Function at the Molecular Level. 9. The Physical Nature of DNA: Structure and Replication. 10. The Molecular Structure of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Chromosomes. 11. Transcription, Translation, and the Genetic Code. 12. Gene Cloning and Analysis. 13. Genomic Analysis and Modification. 14. Regulation of Gene Expression. 15. Developmental Genetics: Genetic Regulation of Cell Fate. 16. Developmental Genetics: Hierarchies of Genetic Regulation. Part 3: How Genes and Genomes Change and Evolve. 17. Gene Mutation and Repair. 18. Changes in Chromosome Number and Structure. 19. Recombination and Transposable Elements. 20. The Genetics of Cancer. 21. Population and Evolutionary Genetics. 22. Molecular Evolution. Appendix: Answers to Section Review Problems. Glossary. Index.

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