Summary: Designed for introductory genetics courses, Genetics: A Conceptual Approach focuses on the important concepts and mechanics of genetics, guiding students toward seeing the big picture without overwhelming them with detail. Drawing on more than twenty years of teaching experience, Benjamin Pierce brings the material to life by making important connections between topics, by providing advice and encouragement at difficult places, and describing people, places, and corn...show moreerstone experiments. Features :
By continually connecting major concepts to one another, Genetics helps students navigate their way through the subject. Concepts are clearly illustrated and reinforced across sections within chapters, at the ends of chapters, and across chapters. (see pp. 52, 464, 673-7)
In-Chapter Worked Problems that provide students with step-by-step solutions. Each chapter contains one or more of these walk through problems. Worked problems also appear at the end of each chapter. (see pp. 64-5, 675-6)
Fresh, Original Problem Sets, thoroughly class-tested for accuracy. No other genetics text has the quality, quantity, and sheer variety of problems. (see pp. 73-4, problems 24 & 31; pp. 468-9, problems 18, 20, 21-5)
"The New Genetics: Mining Genomes" tutorials, current, interactive web-based exercises that guide students through analyses and searches on the genomic databases that professional geneticists use.
A superior art program with supremely clear, simple illustrations. In many instances, the art walks the student through a biological process step by step. Many figures contain a statement of the take-home message in the form of a Conclusion. (see p. 53, fig. 3.5, p. 443, fig 16.7)
Integrated Media--Each chapter in the text contains several web icons that point students to the web site, which features interactive exercises, colorful animations, and additional information.
Edition/Copyright:03 Cover: Paperback Publisher:W.H. Freeman Published: 01/28/2003 International: No
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Pierce, Benjamin : Baylor University
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1. Introduction to Genetics Royal Hemophilia and Romanov DNA The Importance of Genetics Brief History of Genetics Basic Concepts in Genetics
2. Chromosomes and Cellular Reproduction The Diversity of Life Basic Cell Types Cell Reproduction Sexual Reproduction and Genetic Variation
3. Basic Principles of Heredity Black Urine and First Cousins Mendel, The Father of Genetics Monohybrid Crosses Connecting Concepts: Connecting Genetic Crosses With Meiosis Connecting Concepts: Ratios in Simple Crosses Crosses Involving Multiple Loci Observed and Expected Ratios
4. Sex Determination and Sex-Linked Characteristics The Toothless, Hairless Men of Sind Sex Determination Sex-Linked Characteristics Connecting Concepts: Recognizing Sex-linked Inheritance
5. Extensions and Modifications of Basic Principles Was Mendel Wrong? Dominance Revisited Lethal Alleles Multiple Alleles Gene Interaction Connecting Concepts: Interpreting Ratios Produced by Gene Interaction The Interaction of Sex and Heredity Anticipation Interaction of Genes and Environment
6. Pedigree Analysis and Application Lou Gehrig and Superoxide Free Radicals The Study of Genetic Characteristics in Humans Pedigrees Twin Studies Adoption Studies Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing
7. Linked Genes and Recombination Alfred Sturtevant and the First Genetic Map Genes That Assort Independently and Those That Don't Linkage and Recombination Between Two Genes Connecting Concepts: Relating Independent Assortment, Linkage, and Crossing Over Linkage and Recombination between Three Genes Connecting Concepts: Stepping Through the Three-point Cross Physical Chromosome Mapping
8. Bacterial and Viral Genetics The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979 Bacterial Genetics Viral Genetics
9. Chromosome Variations Once in a Blue Moon Chromosome Variation Chromosome Rearrangements Aneuploidy Polyploidy Chromosome Mutations and Cancer
10. DNA and the Chemical Nature of the Gene The Elegantly Stable Double Helix Characteristics of Genetic Material The Molecular Basis of Heredity The Structure of DNA Connecting Concepts: Genetic Implications of DNA Structure Special Secondary Structures in DNA and RNA
11. Chromosome Structure and Organization, Transposable Elements YACs and the Common Mouse Packing DNA Into Small Spaces The Bacterial Chromosome The Eukaryotic Chromosome Variation in DNA Sequences of Eukaryotes Types of DNA Sequences in Eukaryotes Transposable Elements Transposition The Nature of Transposable Elements Connecting Concepts: Classes of Transposable Elements The Role of Transposable Elements
12 DNA REPLICATION AND RECOMBINATION The Cause of Bloom Syndrome The Central Problem of Replication Semiconservative Replication The Mechanism of Replication Connecting Concepts: The Basic Rules of Replication Late Night Inspiration--the Polymerase Chain Reaction The Molecular Basis of Recombination
Chapter 13 TRANSCRIPTION RNA in the Primeval World RNA Molecules Transcription: Synthesizing RNA from a DNA Template The Process of Prokaryotic Transcription Connecting Concepts: The Basic Rules of Transcription The Process of Eukaryotic Transcription
Chapter 14 RNA MOLECULES AND RNA PROCESSING The Immense Dystrophin Gene Gene Structure Messenger RNA Connecting Concepts - Eukaryotic Gene Structure and pre-mRNA Processing Transfer RNA Ribosomal RNA
Chapter 15 THE GENETIC CODE AND TRANSLATION Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome and the Relationship of Genotype and Phenotype The Molecular Relationship of Genotype and Phenotype The Genetic Code The Process of Translation
Chapter 16 CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION Creating Giant Mice With Gene Regulation General Principles of Gene Regulation Gene Regulation in Prokaryotic Cells Eukaryotic Gene Regulation Connecting Concepts: Comparison of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Gene Control
Chapter 17 GENE MUTATIONS AND DNA REPAIR The Genetic Legacy of Chernobyl The Nature of Mutations Causes of Mutations The Study of Mutations DNA Repair
Chapter 18 RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY PCR and the Arrival of Tuberculosis in America Basic Concepts in Recombinant DNA Technology Recombinant DNA Techniques Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology
Chapter 19 GENOMICS The Decaying Genome of Mycobacterium leprae Structural Genomics Physical Maps Functional Genomics Comparative Genomics The Future of Genomics
Chapter 20 ORGANELLE DNA Coyote Genes in Declining Wolves The Biology of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts Structure of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts Mitochondrial DNA Chloroplast DNA Connecting Concepts: Genome Comparisons Intergenomic Exchange of Genetic Information
Chapter 21 DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS, IMMUNOGENETICS, AND CANCER GENETICS Flies With Extra Eyes Developmental Genetics Connecting Concepts: Control of Development Immunogenetics Cancer Genetics
Chapter 22 QUANTITATIVE GENETICS Winning Thoroughbreds Through Quantitative Genetics Quantitative Traits Statistical Methods for Analyzing Quantitative Traits Heritability Response to Selection
Chapter 23 POPULATION AND EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS The Genetic History of Tristan da Cuna Genetic Variation Comparison of Observed Genotypic Frequencies With Those Nonrandom Mating Connecting Concepts: The General Effects of Evolutionary Forces Molecular Evolution
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