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Essentials of Genetics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Michael R. Cummings, William S. Klug, Michael A. Palladino, Charlotte A. Spencer

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Oct 15, 2012

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Known for its focus on conceptual understanding, problem solving, and practical explanations, this best-seller strengthens problem solving coverage and explores the essential genetics content today’s students need to know. This edition maintains the book’s briefer, less-detailed approach to teaching core concepts. New features of the Eighth Edition include four new Special Topics chapters, a dedicated MasteringGenetics program, and thorough updates.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Genetics  

2. Mitosis and Meiosis

3. Mendelian Genetics

4. Modifications of Mendelian Ratios

5. Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes

6. Chromosome Mutations: Variation in Number and Arrangement

7. Linkage and Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes

8. Genetic Analysis and Mapping in Bacteria and Bactierophages

9. DNA Structure and Analysis

10. DNA Replication and Recombination

11. Chromosome Structure and DNA Sequence Organization

12. The Genetic Code and Transcription

13. Translation and Proteins

14. Gene Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposition

15. Regulation of Gene Expression   

16. The Genetics of Cancer

17. Recombinant DNA Technology

18. Genomics and Proteomics            

19. Applications and Ethics of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

20. Developmental Genetics

21. Quantitative Genetics and Multifactorial Traits

22. Population and Evolutionary Genetics

23. Conservation Genetics

Special Topics in Genetics: Epigenetics

Special Topics in Genetics: DNA Forensics

Special Topics in Genetics: Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Special Topics in Genetics: Stem Cell Genetics

Appendix A: Answers to Selected Problems and Discussion Questions


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$62.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-85741-5