Fundamental Genetics

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 25, 2004 - Medical - 462 pages
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Fundamental Genetics is a concise, non-traditional textbook that explains major topics of modern genetics in 42 mini-chapters. It is designed as a textbook for an introductory general genetics course and is also a useful reference or refresher on basic genetics for professionals and students in health sciences and biological sciences. It is organized for ease of learning, beginning with molecular structures and progressing through molecular processes to population genetics and evolution. Students will find the short, focused chapters approachable and more easily digested than the long, more complex chapters of traditional genetics textbooks. Each chapter focuses on one topic, so that teachers and students can readily tailor the book to their needs by choosing a subset of chapters. The book is extensively illustrated throughout with clear and uncluttered diagrams that are simple enough to be reproduced by students. This unique textbook provides a compact alternative for introductory genetics courses.
 

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Contents

Life Forms and Their Origins
1
Nucleic Acids
10
Proteins
18
Simple Chromosomes
26
Chromosomes of Eukarya
34
Genome Content
43
RNA Synthesis I Transcription
52
RNA Synthesis 2 Processing
65
Genetic Processes in Development
222
Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation
236
Cancer
247
Cutting Sorting and Copying DNA
254
Genotyping by DNA Analysis
265
Genetically Engineered Organisms
271
Genomics
280
Behavior of Genes and Alleles
290

Abundance of RNAs in Bacteria
74
Abundance of RNAs in Eukarya
85
Protein Synthesis
96
DNA Replication
107
Chromosome Replication
115
Molecular Events of Recombination
124
Micromutations
136
Repair of Altered DNA
145
Reproduction of Bacteria
153
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bacteria
161
Cell Cycles of Eukarya
172
Meiosis
182
Chromosomal Abnormalities
191
Life Cycles of Eukarya
201
Reproduction of Viruses
213
Probability and Statistics Toolkit
302
Genes Environment and Interactions
315
Locating Genes
326
Finding and Detecting Mutations
338
Cytoplasmic Inheritance
349
Genetic Variation in Populations
359
Mutation Migration and Genetic Drift
366
Natural Selection
374
Quantitative Genetics
383
Speciation
395
Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny
402
Glossary
409
Index
451
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John Ringo was born on March 22, 1963. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Specialist Four as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He is a science fiction and military fiction author. His works include the Posleen War series, the Council War series, and the Troy Rising series.

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