Genetics

Hardcover | February 25, 2014

byLeland Hartwell, Leroy Hood, Michael Goldberg

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This, the first Canadian edition of Genetics: From Genes to Genomes, emphasizes not only the core concepts of genetics, but also the cutting-edge discoveries, modern tools, and analytic methods that have made the science of genetics the exciting, vibrant, and dynamic discipline that it is today.

Genetics: From Genes to Genomes. represents a new approach to an undergraduate course in genetics. It is one that integrates genetics concepts to create an up-to-date vantage point from which students can explore the molecular basis of life. The strength of this integrated approach is that students who complete the book will have a strong command of genetics as it is practiced today by both academic and corporate researchers. The text also goes to great lengths to highlight the research contributions of Canadian geneticists.

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This, the first Canadian edition of Genetics: From Genes to Genomes, emphasizes not only the core concepts of genetics, but also the cutting-edge discoveries, modern tools, and analytic methods that have made the science of genetics the exciting, vibrant, and dynamic discipline that it is today. Genetics: From Genes to Genomes. represe...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070946698

ISBN - 13:9780070946699

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Genetics: The Study of Biological Information

Unit 1: Foundations

Part 1: Heredity: How Biological Information is Transmitted from Generation to Generation

Chapter 2: Mendelian Genetics

Chapter 3: The Chromosome Theory of Inheritance

Chapter 4: Linkage, Recombination, and the Mapping of Genes on Chromosomes

Part 2: Gene/Genome Structure: How Biological Information is Stored, Organized, and Expressed

Chapter 5: The Multifaceted Nature of the DNA Molecule

Chapter 6: Chromatin to Chromosomes

Chapter 7: Gene Expression: The Flow of Information from DNA to RNA to Protein

Part 3: Mutation: The Heritable Alteration of Biological Information

Chapter 8: Mutation at the Molecular Level

Chapter 9: Mutation at the Chromosomal Level

Part 4: Gene Regulation: The Controlled Expression of Biological Information

Chapter 10: Prokaryotic Gene Regulation

Chapter 11: Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

Part 5: Evolution and Population Genetics: How Biological Information Varies in Space and Time

Chapter 12: Variation and Selection in Populations

Chapter 13: Genome Evolution

Part 6: Digital Analysis of DNA: How Researchers Decode, Analyze, and Manipulate Biological Information

Chapter 14: Digital Analysis of DNA

Chapter 15: Genome-Wide Variation and Trait Analysis

Part 7: How Genes are Regulated

Chapter 16: Somatic Mutation and the Genetics of Cancer

Chapter 17: Using Genetics to Study Development

Part 8: Selected Topics in Genetics

Chapter 18: Prokaryotic and Organelle Genetics

Unit 2: Next Generation Genetics

Part 1: Genomic Analysis: From the Human Genome Project to the Present

Chapter 19: Sequencing and Analyzing Genomes

Chapter 20: Global Genetic Analysis

Chapter 21: Proteomics

Part 2: Genomic Analysis: The Present and Beyond

Chapter 22: Functional Genomics

Chapter 23: Systems Biology

Chapter 24: Synthetic Biology