Genetics Laboratory Investigations

Paperback | December 14, 2014

byThomas L Mertens, Robert L. Hammersmith

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The definitive genetics lab manual for over 60 years, this user-friendly volume stresses classical genetics, but includes some of the recent advances related to molecular and human genetics as well. In response to feedback from genetics instructors, the Fourteenth Edition provides new photos, new problems and examples, updated content, and updated teaching tips in the accompanying Instructor’s Manual.

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The definitive genetics lab manual for over 60 years, this user-friendly volume stresses classical genetics, but includes some of the recent advances related to molecular and human genetics as well. In response to feedback from genetics instructors, the Fourteenth Edition provides new photos, new problems and examples, updated...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.6 inPublished:December 14, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321814177

ISBN - 13:9780321814173

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Table of Contents

  1. Drosophila and Maize Experiments in Genetics: Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses
  2. Principles of Probability
  3. The Chi-Square Test
  4. Cell Reproduction: Mitosis
  5. Meiosis in Animals; Oogenesis and Spermatogenesis
  6. Meiosis in Angiosperms: Microsporogenesis
  7. Polytene Chromosomes from Drosophila Salivary Glands
  8. Sex Chromosomes and Gene Transmission
  9. The Sex Check: A Study of Sex Chromatin in Human Cells
  10. Human Chromosomes
  11. Linkage and Crossing Over
  12. Genetics of Ascospore Color in Sordaria: An Investigation of Linkage and Crossing OVer Using Tetrad Analysis
  13. Open-Ended Experiments Using Drosophila: Locating a Mutant Gene in Its Chromosome
  14. The Genetic Material: Isolation of DNA
  15. Restriction Endonuclease Digestion and Gel Electrophoresis of DNA
  16. Amplification of DNA Polymorphisms by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and DNA Fingerprinting
  17. Transformation of Escherichia coli
  18. Gene Action: Synthesis of [beta]-Galactosidase in Escherichia coli
  19. Chromatographic Characterization of Drosophila melanogaster Mutants
  20. Bacterial Mutagenesis
  21. Gene Recombination in Phage
  22. Polygenic INheritance: Fingerprint Ridge Count
  23. Population Genetics: The Hardy-Weinberg Principle
  24. Population Genetics: The Effects of Selection and Genetic Drift
  25. Applied Human Genetics
  26. NCBI and Genomic Data Mining