An Introduction to Genetic Analysis (IGA) stands out from its peers in this course in that it provides a clear introduction to the techniques and experiments of scientists past and present, not just an "encyclopedia" of information. This experimental emphasis, together with a solid pedagogical framework in the chapters, provides the clearest, most cutting-edge text available. IGA is also well-known for its outstanding problem sets, an integral part of the genetics course at any school.
Anthony Griffiths is a Professor of Botany, Emeritus, at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the developmental genetics of fungi, using the model fungus Neurospora crassa. He has served as President of the Genetics Society of Canada and Secretary-General of the International Genetics Federation.
Susan R. Wessler is Distinguished Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on plant transposable elements and their contribution to gene and genome evolution. Wessler was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1998. As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, she developed and teaches a series of Dynamic Genome Courses where undergraduates can experience the excitement of scientific discovery.
Sean B. Carroll is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Carroll is a leader in the field of evolutionary developmental biology and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007. He is also the author of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, The Making of the Fittest, and Remarkable Creatures (a finalist for the National Book Award, non-fiction, 2009).
John Doebley is a Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies the genetics of crop domestication, using the methods of population and quantitative genetics. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003 and served as the President of the American Genetic Association in 2005. He teaches General Genetics at the University of Wisconsin.
PART I: TRANSMISSION GENETIC ANALYSIS
2. Patterns of Inheritance
3. The Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
4. Eukaryote Chromosome Mapping by Recombination
5. The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses
PART II: THE RELATIONSHIP OF DNA AND PHENOTYPE
6. From Gene to Phenotype.
7. DNA: Structure and Replication
8. RNA: Transcription and Processing
9. Proteins and Their Synthesis
10. Regulation of Gene Transcription
PART III: GENOME STRUCTURE AND ENGINEERING
11. Gene Isolation and Manipulation
13. The Dynamic Genome: Transposable Elements
PART IV: THE NATURE OF HERITABLE CHANGE 14. Mutation, Repair, and Recombination
15. Large-Scale Chromosomal Changes
PART V: FROM GENES TO PROCESSES
16. Dissection of Gene Function
17. Genetic Regulation of Cell Number: Normal and Cancer Cells
18. The Genetic Basis of Development
PART VI: THE IMPACT OF GENETIC VARIATION
19. Population Genetics
20. Quantitative Genetics
21. Evolutionary Genetics
A Brief Guide to Model Organisms
Appendix A: Genetic Nomeclature
Appendix B: Bioinformatics Resources for Genetics and Genomics
Answers to Selected Problems