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Principles of Genetics is one of the most popular texts in use for the introductory course. It opens a window on the rapidly advancing science of genetics by showing exactly how genetics is done. Throughout, the authors incorporate a human emphasis and highlight the role of geneticists to keep students interested and motivated. The sixth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field of genetics. Principles of Genetics continues to educate today's students for tomorrow's science by focusing on features that aid in content comprehension and application.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118129210
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 366,114
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Peter Snustad is a Professor Emeritus at the Universityof Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his B.S. degree at theUniversity of Minnesota and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from theUniversity of California, Davis. He began his faculty career in theDepartment of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at Minnesota in 1965,became a charter member of the new Department of Genetics in 1966,and moved to the Department of Plant Biology in 2000. During his 43years at Minnesota, he taught courses ranging from general biologyto biochemical genetics. His initial research focused on theinteractions between bacteriophage T4 and its host, E. coli.In the 1980s , his research switched to the cytoskeleton ofArabidopis and the glutamine synthetase genes of corn. Hishonors include the Morse-Amoco and Dangley Memorial teaching awardsand election to Fellow of the American Association for theAdvancement of Science. A lifelong love of the Canadian wildernesshas kept him in nearby Minnesota.

Michael J. Simmons is a Professor in the Department ofGenetics, Cell Biology and Development at the university ofMinnesota, Twin Cities. He received his B.A. degree in biology fromSt. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and his M.S. andPh.D. degrees in genetics from the University of Wisconsin,Madison. Dr. Simmons has taught a variety of courses, includinggenetics and population genetics. He has also mentored manystudents on research projects in his laboratory. Early in hiscareer he received the Morse- Amoco teaching award from theUniversity of Minnesota in recognition of his contributions toundergraduate education. Dr. Simmon's research focuses on thegenetic significance of transposable elements in the genome ofDrosophilia melanogaster. He has served on advisorycommittees at the National Institutes of Health and was a member ofthe Editorial Board of the journal Genetics for 21 years.One of his favorite activities, figure skating, is especiallycompatible with the Minnesota climate.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 The Science of Genetics 1

CHAPTER 2 Celluar Reproduction 18

CHAPTER 3 Mendelism: The Basic Principles of Inheritance 40

CHAPTER 4 Extentions of Mendelism 62

CHAPTER 5 The Chromosomal Basis of Mendelism 89

CHAPTER 6 Variation in Chromosome Number and Structure 110

CHAPTER 7 Linkage, Crossing Over, and Chromosome Mapping inEukaryotes 135

CHAPTER 8 The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses 163

CHAPTER 9 DNA and the Molecular S tructure of Chromosomes192

CHAPTER 10 Replication of DNA and Chromosomes 220

CHAPTER 11 Transciption and RNA Processing 256

CHAPTER 12 Translation and Genetic Code 285

CHAPTER 13 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Recombination 320

CHAPTER 14 The Techniques of Molecular Genetics 366

CHAPTER 15 Genomics 397

CHAPTER 16 Applications of Molecular Genetics 439

CHAPTER 17 Transposable Genetic Elements 477

CHAPTER 18 Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes 504

CHAPTER 19 Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 531

CHAPTER 20 The Genetic Control of Animal Development 558

CHAPTER 21 The Genetic Basis of Cancer 581

CHAPTER 22 Inheritance of Complex Traits 607

CHAPTER 23 Population Genetics 634

CHAPTER 24 Evolutionary Genetics 656


Appendix A: The Rules of Probability 685

Appendix B: Binomial Probabilities 687

Appendix C: In Situ Hybridization

Appendix D: Evidence for an Unstable Messenger RNA 691

Appendix E: Evolutionary Rates 693

Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems 697

Glossary 720

Photo Credits 743

Illustration Credits 745

Index 746

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