Summary: For quite some time textbooks have steered the teaching of genetics down a fairly narrow path - transmissions genetics first, followed by molecular genetics. In Genetics: The Continuity of Life, Fairbanks and Andersen modernize the study of genetics for students. With a clear, robust style, the authors approach genetics at its most fundamental molecular level, building on students' previous exposure from other courses. Once the molecular concepts are in place, transm
ission genetics is more easily understood. The result is a textbook that reflects the way geneticists think about solving genetics problems in a completely integrative manner. Students relate to the organization and are able to grasp the larger concepts and their applications.
Summary: For quite some time textbooks have steered the teaching of genetics down a fairly narrow path - transmissions genetics first, followed by molecular genetics. In Genetics: The Continuity of Life, Fairbanks and Andersen modernize the study of genetics for students. With a clear, robust style, the authors approach genetics at its most fundamental molecular level, building on students' previous exposure from other courses. Once the molecular concepts are in place, transmission genetics is more easily understood. The result is a textbook that reflects the way geneticists think about solving genetics problems in a completely integrative manner. Students relate to the organization and are able to grasp the larger concepts and their applications. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:99 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. Year Published: 1999 International: No
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Fairbanks, Daniel J. : Brigham Young University
Andersen, Ralph : Brigham Young University
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PART I: MOLECULAR FOUNDATIONS OF GENETICS.
2. DNA Structure and Replication. 3. Transcription and RNA Processing. 4. Translation and Protein Function. 5. Mutation. 6. An Integrated View of Gene Expression.
PART II: GENETICS OF CELLS.
7. Bacterial Genetics. 8. Regulation of Gene Expression. 9. Recombinant DNA and Molecular Analysis. 10. Eukaryotic Genome Organization. 11. Mitosis, Meiosis, and Life Cycles.
PART III: GENETICS AND ORGANISMS.
12. Mendelian Genetics. 13. Variations on Mendel's Theme. 14. Sex Determination and Sex-Related Inheritance. 15. Chromosome Mapping. 16. Genetic Fine Structure. 17. Alterations in Chromosome Number and Structure. 18. Extranuclear Inheritance.
PART IV: GENETICS OF POPULATIONS.
19. Population Genetics. 20. Quantitative Genetics. 21. Evolutionary Genetics.
PART V: GENE EXPRESSION AND THE ORGANISM.
22. Transposable Elements. 23. Developmental Genetics. 24. Genes and Cancer. 25. Genes and Immunity.
PART VI: APPLICATIONS OF GENETICS.
26. Genetics in Medicine and Forensics. 27. Genetics in Agriculture and Industry. 28. Legal and Ethical Issues in Genetics.
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