Transmission and Population Genetics

ISBN-10: 1429254947
ISBN-13: 9781429254946
Edition: 4th 2012
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Description: This new brief version of Benjamin Pierce's Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Third Edition,responds to a growing trend of focusing the introductory course on transmission and population genetics and covering molecular genetics separately.

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Book details

List price: $135.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 2/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

This new brief version of Benjamin Pierce's Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Third Edition,responds to a growing trend of focusing the introductory course on transmission and population genetics and covering molecular genetics separately.

Chapters are from Pierce, Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Third Edition
Introduction to Genetics
Genetics Is Important to Individuals, to Society, and to the Study of Biology
Humans Have Been Using Genetics for Thousands of Years
A Few Fundamental Concepts Are Important for the Start of Our Journey into Genetics
New Chapter Opening Story: Albinism in the Hopis
Expanded section on model genetic organisms, using the golden mutation in zebrafish as an example
Chromosomes and Cellular Reproduction
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Differ in a Number of Genetic Characteristics
Cell Reproduction Requires the Copying of the Genetic Material, Separation of the Copies, and Cell Division
Sexual Reproduction Produces Genetic Variation Through the Process of Meiosis
Revised discussion of the cell cycle
Updated coverage of the separation of sister chromatids and homologous chromosomes, including a discussion of shogoshin
Basic Principles of Heredity
Gregor Mendel Discovered the Basic Principles of Heredity
Monohybrid Crosses Reveal the Principle of Segregation and the Concept of Dominance
Dihybrid Crosses Reveal the Principle of Independent Assortment
Observed Ratios of Progeny May Deviate from Expected Ratios by Chance
New Chapter Opening Story: The Genetics of Red Hair
Five new Data Analysis Problems featuring real data from scientific papers
Sex Determination and Sex-Linked Characteristics
Sex Is Determined by a Number of Different Mechanisms
Sex-Linked Characteristics Are Determined by Genes on the Sex Chromosomes
Model Genetic Organism: The Fruit Fly Drosophila melanogaster
Revised discussion of nondisjunction and the Chromosome Theory of Inheritance
New in-text Worked Problem
Updated discussion of X-inactivation
Two new Data Analysis problems featuring real data from scientific papers
Extensions and Modifications of Basic Principles
Dominance Is Interaction Between Genes at the Same Locus
Penetrance and Expressivity Describe How Genes Are Expressed As Phenotype
Lethal Alleles May Alter Phenotypic Ratios
Multiple Alleles at a Locus Create a Greater Variety of Genotypes and Phenotypes Than Do Two Alleles
Gene Interaction Occurs When Genes at Multiple Loci Determine a Single Phenotype
Sex Influences the Inheritance and Expression of Genes in a Variety of Ways
Anticipation Is the Stronger or Earlier Expression of Traits in Succeeding Generations
The Expression of a Genotype May Be Influenced by Environmental Effects
New Chapter Opening Story: Cu�©not's Odd Yellow Mice

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