The latest edition of Fundamentals of Genetics and the Biology Place is an easy-to-read introduction to genetics. The book presents full coverage of the subject without overwhelming readers with details and complex clarification. Sections titled "Analytical Approaches for Solving Genetics Problems" guide readers through typical genetics problems in step-by-step detail. The book provides full coverage of genetics in a brief format. It includes significant genetic advances, especially those resulting from molecular experimental approaches. Sections include material on the structure of eukaryotic chromosomes, the control of the cell cycle, initiation of transcription in eukaryotes, alternative splicing in the production of mRNAs, modern molecular screens for the isolation of mutants and investigation of genetic relationships by mitochondrial DNA analysis. The book also includes expanded coverage of mapping genes in human chromosomes. For readers with a limited background in biology or chemistry.