D. Peter Snustad, University of Minnesota
PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS
Michael J. Simmons, University of Minnesota
John B. Jenkins, Swarthmore College
864 pages, Cloth
ISBN: 0-471-31196-0, © 1997
Available: Late Fall 1996
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Principles Of Genetics unravels the complexities of the rapidly advancing science of
genetics, and shows your students how genetics is done with a practical problem solving emphasis and
appropriate experimental examples to support concepts.
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ABOUT THE TEXT
Snustad, Simmons, and Jenkins have created a balanced text that presents classical, molecular, and
population genetics. Unique to this text are separate chapters on viruses, bacteria, behavior, animal
development, and immunogenetics, which integrate up-to-date discoveries and research while allowing
flexibility of topical coverage.
(James Neel, Edward Lewis, Nancy Wexler, James F. Crow......)
Principles of Genetics incorporates human examples to support key concepts. The role of
geneticists is highlighted throughout by including conversations with geneticists who have made
important contributions to the science of genetics. An Epilogue, "Genetics: Yesterday, Today, and
Tomorrow" by James F. Crow provides students with a compelling perspective of the impact and role of
genetics in our world.
Principles of Genetics includes state-of-the-art illustrations designed by the authors
to convey genetics concepts clearly. Stepped-out illustrations will help students break down complex
processes into manageable parts.
Brief Table of Contents
- The Science of Genetics
- Reproduction as the Basis of Heredity
- Mendelism: the Basic Principles of Inheritance
- Extensions of Mendelism
- The Chromosomal Basis of Mendelism
- Variation in Chromosome Number and Structure
- Linkage, Crossing Over & Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes
- Advanced Linkage Analysis
- DNA and the Molecular Structure of Chromosomes
- DNA and Chromosome Replication
- Transcription and RNA Processing
- Translation and the Genetic Code
- Mutation, Recombination and DNA Repair
- Definitions of the Gene
- The Genetics of Viruses
- The Genetics of Bacteria
- Transposable Genetic Elements
- The Genetics of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
- The Techniques of Molecular Genetics
- Molecular Analysis of Genes and Gene Products
- Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes
- Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
- The Genetic Control of Animal Development
- The Genetic Control of the Vertebrate Immune System
- Complex Inheritance Patterns
- The Genetic Control of Behavior
- Population Genetics and Evolution
- Genetics and Speciation
- Epilogue by James Crow
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