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Fundamental Genetics - John Ringo

Fundamental Genetics

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Fundamental Genetics is a concise, non-traditional textbook that explains major topics of modern genetics in 42 mini-chapters. It is designed as a textbook for an introductory general genetics course and is also a useful reference or refresher on basic genetics for professionals and students in health sciences and biological sciences. It is organized for ease of learning, beginning with molecular structures and progressing through molecular processes to population genetics and evolution. Students will find the short, focused chapters approachable and more easily digested than the long, more complex chapters of traditional genetics textbooks. Each chapter focuses on one topic, so that teachers and students can readily tailor the book to their needs by choosing a subset of chapters. The book is extensively illustrated throughout with clear and uncluttered diagrams that are simple enough to be reproduced by students. This unique textbook provides a compact alternative for introductory genetics courses.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Life Forms and Their Originsp. 1
Nucleic Acidsp. 10
Proteinsp. 18
Simple Chromosomesp. 26
Chromosomes of Eukaryap. 34
Genome Contentp. 43
RNA Synthesis 1: Transcriptionp. 52
RNA Synthesis 2: Processingp. 65
Abundance of RNAs in Bacteriap. 74
Abundance of RNAs in Eukaryap. 85
Protein Synthesisp. 96
DNA Replicationp. 107
Chromosome Replicationp. 115
Molecular Events of Recombinationp. 124
Micromutationsp. 136
Repair of Altered DNAp. 145
Reproduction of Bacteriap. 153
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bacteriap. 161
Cell Cycles of Eukaryap. 172
Meiosisp. 182
Chromosomal Abnormalitiesp. 191
Life Cycles of Eukaryap. 201
Reproduction of Virusesp. 213
Genetic Processes in Developmentp. 222
Sex Determination and Dosage Compensationp. 236
Cancerp. 247
Cutting, Sorting, and Copying DNAp. 254
Genotyping by DNA Analysisp. 265
Genetically Engineered Organismsp. 271
Genomicsp. 280
Behavior of Genes and Allelesp. 290
Probability and Statistics Toolkitp. 302
Genes, Environment, and Interactionsp. 315
Locating Genesp. 326
Finding and Detecting Mutationsp. 338
Cytoplasmic Inheritancep. 349
Genetic Variation in Populationsp. 359
Mutation, Migration, and Genetic Driftp. 366
Natural Selectionp. 374
Quantitative Geneticsp. 383
Speciationp. 395
Molecular Evolution and Phylogenyp. 402
Glossaryp. 409
Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780521809344
ISBN-10: 0521809347
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 12th April 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 19.3  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.16