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Genetics 101

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ISBN-10: 0313333815

ISBN-13: 9780313333811

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michael Windelspecht

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What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Genetics 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume provides readers - whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public - with the essential ideas of genetics using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can…    
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Genetics as a Science
Corn and Wheat: Birth of Civilization and Genetics
Gregor Mendel and Genetics
Important Genetic Terms
Thomas Hunt Morgan and the Fly Lab
Is Inheritance as Simple as Mendel Suggested?
Incomplete Dominance
Multiple-Allele Systems
Gene Interactions
DNA as the Hereditary Molecule
Griffith and the Transformation of DNA
Avery and the Transforming Principle
DNA or Protein? The Hershey-Chase Experiments
The Structure of DNA
Chargaff and Complementation
Wilkins, Franklin, and DNA Crystals
Pauling and Proteins
Watson and Crick Unveil the Double Helix
Meselson, Stahl, and DNA Replication
DNA versus RNA
Genetics at the Molecular Level
Molecular Mechanism of DNA Replication
One-Gene, One-Enzyme
Structure of a Gene
Transcription
RNA Editing
The Genetic Code
Translation
Protein Structure
Turning Genes On and Off
Studying the Gene
Restriction Endonucleases
Gel Electrophoresis
Cloning
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
DNA Libraries
Southern Blotting
DNA Sequencing
DNA Microarrays
Molecular Markers
Genetic Maps
Changes to the Genetic Material
Chromosome Structure
Observing Chromosomes
Changes in Chromosome Structure
Changes in Chromosome Number
Types of Mutations
Agents of Mutation
Transposons-The "Jumping Genes"
Manipulating the Gene and Genome
Recombinant DNA
Transgenic Plants and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Gene Therapy
Knock-Out Mouse
RNA Interference
Site-Directed Mutagenesis
Applications of Genetics
Population Genetics
DNA Fingerprinting
Cancer Genetics
Behavioral Genetics
Quantitative Genetics
Genetics of Complex Diseases
Schizophrenia
Narcolepsy
Diabetes
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Glossary
References and Resources
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