Genetics Demystified

ISBN-10: 0071459308
ISBN-13: 9780071459303
Edition: 2006
Authors: Edward Willett
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Description: 'Genetics Demystified' provides an up-to-date and readable explanation of the basic principles of genetics, giving a solid grounding in the topics generally included in introductory genetics classes in colleges, and universities.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

'Genetics Demystified' provides an up-to-date and readable explanation of the basic principles of genetics, giving a solid grounding in the topics generally included in introductory genetics classes in colleges, and universities.

Preface
Mendelism and Classical Genetics
Heredity Happens, but How?
The Scientific Monk
Mendel's Experiments
Emerging Patterns
Extensions to Mendel's Laws
Quiz
The Cell-The Basic Unit of Life
Cell Theory
Animalcules and Nuclei
Schleiden and Schwann
Parts of the Cell
Counting Chromosomes
The Cell Cycle
Connecting Mendel with Chromosomes
Quiz
DNA-The Chemical Basis of Heredity
The Race to Decipher DNA
The Double Helix
Replication of DNA
DNA Mutation and Repair
Quiz
Chromosomes-Organized DNA
The Fly Room
The Structure of the Chromosome
Linkage, Crossing Over, and Chromosome Mapping
Quiz
Traits-How Genes Are Expressed
Transcription
Translation
How Genes Are Regulated
From the Micro to the Macro
Quiz
Genomes-Reading the Genetic Code
Sequencing Other Species
Genome Mapping
Genome Variation
Quiz
Mutations-Misreading the Code
Types of Mutations
Causes of Mutations
Quiz
Cancer-Genetics Gone Awry
What Is Cancer?
How Oncogenes Cause Cancer
Another Mutation That Causes Cancer
Carcinogens
Quiz
Bacteria-A Different Way of Doing Things
Characteristics of Bacteria
DNA Replication and Cell Division
Bacterial Transcription and Translation
Genetic Recombination of Bacteria
Regulation of Gene Activity in Bacteria
Quiz
Organelles-Genetics Outside the Nucleus
Mitochondria
Chloroplasts
Organelle Inheritance
The Past Through Mitochondria
Quiz
Viruses-Hijacking Heredity
What Is a Virus?
Bacteriophages
Eukaryotic Viruses
Quiz
Genetic Engineering-Sculpting the Code
Restriction Enzymes
The First Experiments
Amplifying DNA
Modifying Proteins
Genetic Engineering of Animals
Genetic Engineering of Plants
Gene Therapy
Cloning
Concerns and Controversy
Quiz
Evolution-Change Driven By Genetics
What Is Evolution?
Population Genetics
The Origin of Species
Phylogenetic Systematics
The Genetics of Human Evolution
Quiz
Humans-How Genetics Affects Us
The Genetics of Sex
Genetic Diseases
RFLPs
Genetic Screening
Quiz
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Final Exam Questions
Suggested Additional References
Further Reading
Web Sites
Glossary
Index

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