Introduction to Genetic Analysis and CD-ROM

ISBN-10: 071673771X
ISBN-13: 9780716737711
Edition: 7th 1999
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Description: The theme of this book is genetic analysis. It emphasizes the belief that the best way to understand genetics is by learning how genetic inference is made. It recreates landmark experiments to enable students to analyze the data and draw conclusions.

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List price: $119.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2000
Binding: Box or Slipcased 
Pages: 860
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 4.532
Language: English

The theme of this book is genetic analysis. It emphasizes the belief that the best way to understand genetics is by learning how genetic inference is made. It recreates landmark experiments to enable students to analyze the data and draw conclusions.

Preface
General Aspects of Inheritance
Genetics and the Organism
Genes as Determinants of the Inherent Properties of Species
Genetic Variation
Methodologies Used in Genetics
Genes, the Environment, and the Organism
Patterns of Inheritance
Mendel's Experiments
Using Genetic Ratios
Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Inheritance
Human Genetics
Chromosomal Basis of Heredity
Historical Development of the Chromosome Theory
Mendelian Genetics in Eukaryotic Life Cycles
Topography of the Chromosome Set
Three-Dimensional Structure of Chromosomes
Sequence Organization
Gene Interaction
From Genes to Phenotypes
A Diagnostic Test for Alleles
Interactions Between the Alleles of One Gene
Gene Interaction and Modified Dihybrid Ratios
Gene Interaction in Petal Color of Foxgloves
Gene Interaction in Coat Color of Mammals
Penetrance and Expressivity
Chi-Square Test
Genetic Mapping
Basic Eukaryotic Chromosome Mapping
The Discovery of Linkage
Recombination
Linkage Symbolism
Linkage of Genes on the X Chromosome
Linkage Maps
Three-Point Testcross
Interference
Calculating Recombinant Frequencies from Selfed Dihybrids
Examples of Linkage Maps
Chi-Square Test for Linkage
Mapping with Molecular Markers
Linkage Mapping by Recombination in Humans
Nature of Crossing-Over
Specialized Eukaryotic Chromosome Mapping Techniques
Accurate Calculation of Large Map Distances
Analysis of Single Meioses
Mapping Genes by Mitotic Segregation and Recombination
Mapping by In Situ Hybridization
Mapping Human Genes by Using Human-Rodent Somatic Cell Hybrids
Gene Transfer in Bacteria and Their Viruses
Working with Microorganisms
Bacterial Conjugation
Bacterial Transformation
Bacteriophage Genetics
Transduction
Chromosome Mapping
Bacterial Gene Transfer in Review
Molecular Genetics
The Structure and Replication of DNA
DNA: The Genetic Material
Structure of DNA
Replication of DNA
Mechanism of DNA Replication
Genetics of DNA Function
How Genes Work
Gene-Protein Relations
Genetic Fine Structure
Mutational Sites
Complementation
Molecular Biology of Gene Function
Properties of RNA
Transcription
Transcription and RNA Polymerase
Eukaryotic RNA
Translation
Genetic Code
Protein Synthesis
Universality of Genetic Information Transfer
Functional Division of Labor in the Gene Set
Regulation of Gene Transcription
Basic Control Circuits
Discovery of the lac System: Negative Control
Catabolite Repression of the lac Operon: Positive Control
Positive and Negative Control
Dual Positive and Negative Control: The Arabinose Operon
Metabolic Pathways
Additional Examples of Control: Attenuation
Lambda Phage: A Complex of Operons
Transcription: An Overview of Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
Regulation of Transcription Factors
Epigenetic Inheritance
Recombinant DNA Technology
Making Recombinant DNA
Cloning a Specific Gene
Using Cloned DNA
Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology
In Vitro Mutagenesis
RFLP Mapping
Reverse Genetics
Expressing Eukaryotic Genes in Bacteria
Recombinant DNA Technology in Eukaryotes
Gene Therapy
Using Recombinant DNA to Detect Disease Alleles Directly
Genomics
Genomics: An Overview
Genome Projects: Practical Considerations
Structural Genomics
Functional Genomics
Generation of Genetic Variation
Gene Mutation
How DNA Changes Affect Phenotype
Somatic Versus Germinal Mutation
Mutant Types
Occurrence of Mutations
Selective Systems
Mutation Induction
Mutation and Cancer
Mutagens in Genetic Dissection
Mutation Breeding
Mechanisms of Gene Mutation
Molecular Basis of Gene Mutations
Spontaneous Mutations
Induced Mutations
Reversion Analysis
Relation Between Mutagens and Carcinogens
Biological Repair Mechanisms
Repair Defects and Human Diseases
Chromosome Mutation I: Changes in Chromosome Structure
Origin of Changes in Chromosome Structure
Deletions
Duplications
Inversions
Translocations
Diagnosis of Rearrangments by Tetrad Analysis
Chromosome Mutation II: Changes in Chromosome Number
Aberrant Euploidy
Aneuploidy
Mechanisms of Gene Imbalance
Chromosome Mechanics in Plant Breeding
Mechanisms of Recombination
Breakage and Reunion of DNA Molecules
Chiasmata: The Crossover Points
Genetic Results Leading to Recombination Models
Holliday Model
Enzymatic Mechanism of Recombination
Transposable Genetic Elements
Controlling Elements in Maize
Bacterial Insertion Sequences
Prokaryotic Transposons
Mechanism of Transposition in Prokaryotes
Review of Transposable Elements in Prokaryotes
Molecular Nature of Transposable Elements in Eukaryotes
Review of Transposable Elements in Eukaryotes
Development
Extranuclear Genes
Origin of Extranuclear Genes
Structure of Organelle Chromosomes
Organelle Mutations
Inheritance of Organelle Genes and Mutations
Recombination of Extranuclear DNA
Cytoplasmic Male Sterility
Mitochondria and Aging
Cancer as a Genetic Disease
Cancer and the Control of Cell Number: An Overview
Cell Proliferation Machinery
Machinery for Programmed Cell Death
Controlling the Cell-Proliferation and Death Machinery
Cancer: The Genetics of Aberrant Cell Control
Cancer Research in the Genomic Analysis Era
Developmental Genetics
Central Themes of Developmental Genetics
Gene Regulation at Levels Other Than Transcription Initiation: Examples
Binary Fate Decisions: Pathways of Sex Determination
Drosophila Sex Determination: Every Cell for Itself
Sex Determination in Mammals: Coordinated Control by the Endocrine System
Binary Fate Decisions: The Germ Line versus the Soma
Forming Complex Pattern: Establishing Positional Information
Forming Complex Pattern: Utilizing Positional Information to Establish Cell Fates
Additional Aspects of Pattern Formation
The Many Parallels in Vertebrate and Insect Pattern Formation
Do the Lessons of Animal Development Apply to Plants?
Genes at the Population Level
Population Genetics
Variation and Its Modulation
Effect of Sexual Reproduction on Variation
Sources of Variation
Selection
Balanced Polymorphism
Artificial Selection
Random Events
Quantitative Genetics
Some Basic Statistical Notions
Genotypes and Phenotypic Distribution
Norm of Reaction and Phenotypic Distribution
Determining Norms of Reaction
Heritability of a Trait
Quantifying Heritability
Locating the Genes
More on Analyzing Variance
Evolutionary Genetics
A Synthesis of Forces: Variation and Divergence of Populations
Multiple Adaptive Peaks
Heritability of Variation
Observed Variation Within and Between Populations
Process of Speciation
Origin of New Genes
Rate of Molecular Evolution
Genetic Nomenclature
Further Readings
Glossary
Answers to Selected Problems
Index

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