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The science of genetics
Atherly, Alan G.
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Publication Information:
Fort Worth : Saunders College Publishing, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 704 pages, 48 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Col. ill. on end papers.
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Central Library QH430 .A84 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This text 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 to enable them to explore more advanced and specialized subjects. Although the text does not presume an advanced knowledge of biology and chemistry, it does not contain numerous examples of how the study of modern genetics rests upon these basic life sciences.

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

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