9780071214681

Genetics : From Genes to Genomes

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    9780071214681

  • ISBN10:

    0071214682

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/1/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Genetics: From Genes to Genomes is a cutting-edge, introductory genetics text authored by an unparalleled author team, including Nobel Prize winner, Leland Hartwell. The Second Edition continues to build upon the integration of Mendelian and molecular principles, providing students with the links between early genetics understanding and the new molecular discoveries that have changed the way the field of genetics is viewed.

Table of Contents

Basic Principles: How Traits Are Transmitted
Mendel's Breakthrough: Patterns, Particles, and Principles of Heredity
Extensions to Mendel: Complexities in Relating Genotype to Phenotype
The Chromosome Theory of Inheritance
Linkage, Recombination, and the Mapping of Genes on Chromosomes
What Genes Are and What They Do
DNA: How the Molecule of Heredity Carries, Replicates, and Recombines Information
Anatomy and Function of a Gene: Dissection Through Mutation
Gene Expression: The Flow of Genetic Information from DNA via RNA to Protein
Genomes
Deconstructing the Genome: DNA at High Resolution
Reconstructing the Genome Through Genetic and Molecular Analysis
The Direct Detection of Genotype Distinguishes Individual Genomes
How Genes Travel
The Eukaryotic Chromosome: An Organelle for Packaging and Managing DNA
Chromosomal Rearrangements and Changes in Chromosome Number Reshape Eukaryotic Genomes
The Prokaryotic Chromosome: Genetic Analysis in Bacteria
The Chromosomes of Organelles Outside the Nucleus Exhibit Non-Mendelian Patterns of Inheritance
How Genes Are Regulated
Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes
Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
Cell-Cycle Regulation and the Genetics of Cancer
Using Genetics to Study Development
How Genes Change
The Genetic Analysis of Populations and How They Evolve
Evolution at the Molecular Level Reference: Portraits of Model Eukaryotic Organisms A Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Genetic Portrait of Yeast B Arabidopsis thaliana: Genetic Portrait of a Model Plant C Caenorhabditis elegans: Genetic Portrait of a Simple Multicellular Organism D Drosophila melanogaster: Genetic Portrait of the Fruit Fly E Mus musculus: Genetic Portrait of the House Mouse Guidelines for Gene Nomenclature Brief Answer Section
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