Solving Problems In Genetics

Paperback | June 21, 2001

byRichard Kowles

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The principle objective of this book is to help undergraduate students in the analysis of genetic problems. Many students have a great deal of difficulty doing genetic analysis, and the book will be useful regardless of which genetics text is being used. Most texts provide some kinds of problems and answers: few, if any, however, show the students how to actually solve the problem. Often the student has no idea how the answer was derived. This work emphasizes solutions, not just answers. The strategy is to provide the student with the essential steps and the reasoning involved in conducting the analysis. Throughout the book, an attempt is made to present a balanced account of genetics. Topics, therefore, center about Mendelian, cytogenetic, molecular, quantitative, and population genetics, with a few more specialized areas. Whenever possible the student is provided with the appropriate basic statistics necessary to make some the analyses. The book also builds on itself; that is, analytical methods learned in early parts of the book are subsequently revisited and used for later analyses. A deliberate attempt is made to make complex concepts simple, and sometimes to point out that apparently simple concepts are sometimes less so on further investigation.Any student taking a genetics course will find this book an invaluable aid to achieving a good understanding of genetic principles and practice.

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The principle objective of this book is to help undergraduate students in the analysis of genetic problems. Many students have a great deal of difficulty doing genetic analysis, and the book will be useful regardless of which genetics text is being used. Most texts provide some kinds of problems and answers: few, if any, however, show ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:494 pages, 9.25 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:June 21, 2001Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387988416

ISBN - 13:9780387988412

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Table of Contents

1. Mendelism. 2. Sex Determination and Sex Linkage. 3. Chromosomes and Cell Division. 4. Linkage, Recombination and Mapping. 5. Variations in Chromosome Number and Structure. 6. Quantitative Inheritance. 7. Population Genetics. Concept of Gene Pools. 8. Gene Concepts. 9. Molecular Basis of Heredity. 10. Non-Mendelian Inheritance. 11. Human Genetics. 12. Additional Genetic Analysis Using Statistics.

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From the reviews: "One of the books strengths is that it offers students the practise needed to gain a solid appreciation of the basic genetic principles . Each chapter is introduced with a discussion of the topic . This discussion is a very good review or quick reference . The diagrams are plentiful and helpful. There is also a good index . I found this one to be quite well done and of value to students who use it as intended." (J.N. Thompson, Jr., Heredity, Vol. 88, 2002)