Building on the proven strengths of Russell's step-by-step problem-solving approach, Essential iGenetics blends a classic, Mendel-first approach with modern molecular coverage. This easy to read introduction to genetics presents full coverage of the subject in a brief and manageable format. The text covers basic genetics principles, with balanced coverage of Mendel, historical experiments, and cutting-edge chapters on Genome Analysis and Molecular Evolution. Students develop and apply critical thinking skills as they work step-by-step through a number of solved genetics problems. Students can also apply the principles and techniques learned to a variety of problems at the end of each chapter.
Table of Contents
1. Genetics: An Introduction.
2. Mendelian Genetics.
3. Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance, Sex Linkage, and Sex Determination.
4. Extensions of Mendelian Genetic Analysis.
5. Gene Mapping in Eukaryotes.
6. Gene Mapping in Bacteria and Bacteriophages.
7. Non-Mendelian Inheritance.
8. DNA: The Genetic Material.
9. DNA Replication.
10. Gene Control of Proteins.
11. Gene Expression: Transcription.
12. Gene Expression: Translation.
13. Recombinant DNA Cloning Technology.
14. Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology.
15. Genome Analysis.
16. Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteria and Bacteriophages.
17. Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes.
18. Genetics of Cancer.
19. DNA Mutation and Repair.
20. Transposable Elements.
21. Chromosomal Mutations.
22. Population Genetics.
23. Quantitative Genetics.
24. Molecular Evolution.