Essentials of Genetics (6th Edition)

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Balancing classical and modern genetics, Essentials of Genetics helps readers understand basic genetics concepts, apply those concepts to genetics problems, and recognize the logic behind them. This succinct treatment features coverage of new research that will capture readers’ interests.

 

Mendelian (transmission) genetics, and modern molecular genetics with analytical reasoning woven into discussions, plus references to classical experiments and recent applications. Helps readers connect the science of genetics to the issues of today. Modernizes treatment of timely topics, including genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics (chapter 18), applications and ethics of genetic engineering (chapter 19); updated and extended coverage of gene regulation (chapter 15), cancer genetics (chapter 16). Features beautifully redesigned illustrations throughout, helping readers understand concepts more clearly.

 

  A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about genetics.

 

 

 

 

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Essentials of Genetics is derived from Klug and Cummings's highly successful Concepts of Genetics (1994), presenting a more succinct, less detailed overview of the discipline. The text balances the coverage of classical and modern topics, providing extremely clear presentations of both transmission genetics (heredity) and molecular genetics. An historical perspective is maintained throughout the text as well as an emphasis on analysis and problem solving.

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/* 9126D-2, KLUG/CUMMINGS, Essentials of Genetics, 4E */ Presents a succinct overview of the discipline, with balanced coverage of both classical and modern genetics. Known for their clear writing style, emphasis on concepts, visual art program, and thoughtful coverage of all areas of genetics, the authors capture interest with up-to-date coverage of cutting edge topics and research. This book will help readers connect the science of genetics to the issues of today through interesting and thought provoking applications. Revision features 3 new chapters: Chapter 5, Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes, Chapter 18, Genomics and Proteomics, and Chapter 24, Conservation Genetics—Genenomics and Proteomics put this book at the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field. The Conservation Genetics chapter is the first really new chapter that has appeared in any genetics book over the past decade. The Population Genetics and Evolutionary Genetics chapters are updated and significantly enriched by Jon Herron (co-author of Evolutionary Analysis, 2/e). The Technology and Society Essays include numerous revisions and several new topics—Genetically Modified Foods is addressed with a new essay in Chapter 1; new essay in Chapter 18 addresses Gene Therapy in the context of Genomics; there are two short boxes that represent “molecular snippets” in the transmission genetic chapters (3 and 5); and new section on molecular genetics in Chapter 1. Two biotechnology chapters cover technologies and analysis, and applications and ethics. Human behavior genetics includes recent findings on genes controlling manic depression (Chapter 20). Up-to-date coverage of contemporary topics includes ethical questions raised by genetic testing and the human genome project. It will appeal to evolutionarily-oriented professionals in the biological sciences, zoology, agriculture, and health science fields.

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