Science of Genetics / Edition 1

Science of Genetics / Edition 1

by Alan G. Atherly, John F. McDonald, Jack R. Girton, John F. McDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0030332222

ISBN-13: 9780030332227

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Saunders College Publishing

This first-edition text clearly presents the fundamental principles of genetics, with an emphasis on the problem-solving skills crucial to understanding the complexity of genetics. Intended for undergraduate students in the biological sciences, it is designed to ground students in the basics of genetics, yet also enable them to explore more advanced and specialized…  See more details below

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This first-edition text clearly presents the fundamental principles of genetics, with an emphasis on the problem-solving skills crucial to understanding the complexity of genetics. Intended for undergraduate students in the biological sciences, it is designed to ground students in the basics of genetics, yet also enable them to explore more advanced and specialized subjects. Although the text does not presume an advanced knowledge of biology and chemistry, it does contain numerous examples of how the study of modern genetics rests upon these basic life sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030332227
Publisher:
Saunders College Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.59(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Science of Genetics.
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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