This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
The cover shows many facets of genetics. Top row, Left: The DNA double-helix, here imaged in a scanning tunneling micrograph, is central to all genetics research. Right: Experimentation has shown that some social behaviors, such as nest cleaning by honeybees, is under genetic control. Second row, Left: Inherited disorders such as albinism, manifested here in a bullfrog, have provided many insights about the genetic control of metabolism. Right: Gregor Mendel's 19th-century work with pea plants elucidated the basic principles of inheritance. Third row, Left: Efforts to combat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, depend on knowing how the virus expresses its genes inside the cells of the immune system. Right: The fruit fly is ideally suited for studies on the genetic control of embryonic development and organ formation. Fourth row, Left: The identification of mutations that cause unregulated cell division facilitates the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. Right: HeLa cells, derived in 1951 from Henrietta Lacks, a woman who died of cervical cancer, thrive in the laboratory and are used in research worldwide. Bottom row: The replication of chromosomes (left) is a prerequsite for cell division (right).
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
D. Peter Snustad
Michael J. Simmons
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Wiley, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX047129800X
Book Description Wiley, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M047129800X
Book Description Wiley, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11047129800X