1st Edition

An Introduction to Modern Genetics




ISBN 9781138956964
Published July 24, 2015 by Routledge
420 Pages

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First published in 1939 (second impression in 1950), this book provides an account of the changes in, and main principles of, genetics at that time. These are illustrated by references to the most authoritative and then recent investigations. Special attention is paid to the way in which genetics overlaps with other fields of inquiry, since it is often in these border-line subjects that the most important advances are to be expected. The book is particularly arranged to suit the convenience of students whose previous knowledge of genetics is small, and contains annotated bibliographies of suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

Part I: Formal Genetics  1. The Fundamentals of Mendelism  2. Modifications of the Chromosome Cycle  3. The Behaviour of Individual chromosomes   4. The Linear Differentiation of the Chromosomes  5. The Mechanics of the Chromosomes  Part II: Genetics and Development  6. Genes and Development  7. The Interaction of Genes: The Effects  8. Gene Controlled Processes  9. The Genetic Control of Pattern  10. Sex Determination  Part III: Genetics and Evolution  11. Processes of Evolution  12. The Genetic Nature of Taxonomic Differences  13. Evolutionary Mechanisms  Part IV: Genetics and Human Affairs  14. Animal and Plant Breeding  15. Human Genetics  Part V: The Nature of the Gene  16. The Nature of the Gene;  Appendix

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