Principles Of Genetics comprehensively covers the various principles, applications, and the importance of genetics in the contemporary world.
Summary Of The Book
Genetics is a branch of biology that deals with genes, variation, and heredity in living things. It is concerned with the inference of traits from one generation to another. It studies the function of genes, gene distribution, molecular structures, and gene behaviour.
The 8th edition of Principles Of Genetics details the fundamentals of genetics. The book contains 24 chapters. The book begins with topics such as the Birth of Genetics. It also covers Mendelian Genetics, the Replication of Genetic Material, Cell Mechanics, the Transposable Genetic Elements, Mutation, and Gene Expression.
Other chapters in the book include Sex Determination and Sex Linkage, Replication and Structure of Eukaryotic Chromosomes, Chromosome Mapping, Crossing-Over, Quantitative Genetics, the Recombination in Bacteria, and Genetics of Behavior.
Other topics like the Genetic Fine Structure of Classical Genetics, Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes, Development in Eukaryotes, Variations in the Structure of Chromosome, Extrachromosomal Inheritance, and Variations in the number of Chromosome are also present. The Genetic Control of the Immune Response, the Genetic Control of Cell Division, Evolutionary Genetics, and the future of Genetic Engineering are some other topics that have also been detailed.
The authors give special attention to the applications of genetics. The book has been updated with the new techniques that are employed for research in modern genetics and how these techniques have helped us understand more about the subject. Some other concepts covered are Gene Cloning and Northern, Southern, and Western Blot Analyses of Gene Products. The role of genetics in Medicine and Agriculture has also been highlighted.
The end of each chapter has sections titled Summary, References, Problems, and Questions. The book is peppered with illustrations. The end of the book contains the Glossary and Answers to the Problems.
About The Authors
Michael J. Simmons is a professor and writer.
Other books by him include Genetics and Study Guide to Accompany Principles of Genetics.
Simmons teaches Genetics at the University of Minnesota. He completed his BA from St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania. He received his Master’s and PhD in the field of Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University of Minnesota has awarded Dr. Simmons the Morse-Amoco teaching award. During his free time, he enjoys figure skating.
D. Peter Snustad is a writer and a professor emeritus.
His other works include Outlines and Highlights for Principles of Genetics, Study Guide to Accompany Principles of Genetics, and Principles of Genetics with Art Notebook.
He completed his BS from the University of Minnesota. He received his Master’s and PhD from the University of California. His areas of expertise range from biochemical genetics to general biology. He has the Dagley Memoria and the Morse-Amoco teaching awards to his credit.
Eldon John Gardner was a professor and author.
He has written other books like History of Biology, Human Heredity, Organic evolution and the Bible, and Genetics Laboratory Investigations.
Gardener completed his BS and MS degrees in Zoology from Utah State University. He had many years of teaching experience in the fields of Biology and Zoology. He received his doctorate from the University of California. He was married to Helen Richards and had six children. He passed away on January 1, 1989.
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