Known for its focus on problem-solving, conceptual understanding, and practical applications, this best-seller is 32 pages shorter than its previous edition. New features of the Seventh Edition include new “Exploring Genomics” exercises for selected chapters, in-chapter summaries that follow concept introductions for efficient review, engaging case studies in each chapter, an expanded Companion Website with myeBook, and a new chapter on Behavioral Genetics.
Key Topics: Introduction to Genetics, Mitosis and Meiosis, Mendelian Genetics, Modifications of Mendelian Ratios, Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes, Chromosome Mutations: Variation in Number and Arrangement, Linkage and Mapping in Eukaryotes, Genetic Analysis and Mapping in Bacteria and Phage, DNA Structure and Analysis, DNA Replication and Recombination, Chromosome Structure and DNA Sequence Organization, The Genetic Code and Transcription, Translation and Proteins, Gene Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposable, Regulation of Genetic Expression, Cancer and the Regulation of the Cell Cycle, Recombinant DNA Technology and Gene Cloning, Genomics and Proteomics, Applications and Ethics of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Developmental Genetics, Genetics and Behavior, Quantitative Genetics, Population and Evolutionary Genetics, Conservation Genetics
Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of genetics
A text for undergraduate courses requiring shorter and more basic coverage than the companion text, Concepts of Genetics, especially for students with minimal backgrounds in biology and chemistry. Learning aids include chapter summaries, boxes on analytical thinking and experimental rationale, problems and discussion questions, and color photos and diagrams. This second edition includes new material on emerging topics, essays on controversial subjects, and an increased emphasis on problem solving. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)