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Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach

1st Edition

By T A Brown

Garland Science

554 pages | 656 Color Illus.

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Genetics today is inexorably focused on DNA. The theme of Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach is therefore the progression from molecules (DNA and genes) to processes (gene expression and DNA replication) to systems (cells, organisms and populations). This progression reflects both the basic logic of life and the way in which modern biological research is structured. The molecular approach is particularly suitable for the large number of students for whom genetics is a part of a broader program in biology, biochemistry, the biomedical sciences, and biotechnology.

Introduction to Genetics presents the basic facts and concepts with enough depth of knowledge to stimulate students to move on to more advanced aspects of the subject. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 examines the function of the gene as a unit of biological information. Part 2 studies the role of the gene as a unit of inheritance. And Part 3 explores some of the areas of research that are responsible for the high profile that genetics has in our modern world, from agriculture and industry to medicine and forensics, and the ethical challenges that genetic knowledge imparts.

Introduction to Genetics is available for purchase as an e-book in its entirety or as individual chapters, and as a 1-year or 6-month rental.

Table of Contents

1. The Scope of Modern Genetics

PART 1. GENES AS UNITS OF BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION

2. DNA

3. Genes

4. Transcription of DNA to RNA

5. Types of RNA Molecule: Messenger RNA

6. Types of RNA Molecule: Noncoding RNA

7. The Genetic Code

8. Protein Synthesis

9. Control of Gene Expression

PART 2. GENES AS UNITS OF INHERITANCE

10. DNA Replication

11. Inheritance of Genes during Eukaryotic Cell Division

12. Inheritance of Genes in Bacteria

13. Inheritance of Genes during Virus Infection Cycles

14. Inheritance of DNA Molecules during Eukaryotic Sexual Reproduction

15. Inheritance of Genes during Eukaryotic Sexual Reproduction

16. Mutation and DNA Repair

17. Inheritance of Genes in Populations

PART 3. GENETICS IN OUR MODERN WORLD

18. Genes in Differentiation and Development

19. The Human Genome

20. Genes and Medicine

21. DNA in Forensics and Studies of Human History

22. Genes in Industry and Agriculture

23. The Ethical Issues Raised by Modern Genetics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI008000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCI017000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCI029000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General