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Principles of Genetics, Binder Ready Version, 6th Edition

Principles of Genetics, Binder Ready Version, 6th Edition

D. Peter Snustad, Michael J. Simmons

ISBN: 978-0-470-90359-9

Aug 2011

784 pages


Principles of Genetics is one of the most popular texts in use for the introductory course. It opens a window on the rapidly advancing science of genetics by showing exactly how genetics is done. Throughout, the authors incorporate a human emphasis and highlight the role of geneticists to keep students interested and motivated. The sixth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field of genetics. Principles of Genetics continues to educate today’s students for tomorrow’s science by focusing on features that aid in content comprehension and application.
CHAPTER 1 The Science of Genetics 1

CHAPTER 2 Celluar Reproduction 18

CHAPTER 3 Mendelism: The Basic Principles of Inheritance 40

CHAPTER 4 Extentions of Mendelism 62

CHAPTER 5 The Chromosomal Basis of Mendelism 89

CHAPTER 6 Variation in Chromosome Number and Structure 110

CHAPTER 7 Linkage, Crossing Over, and Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes 135

CHAPTER 8 The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses 163

CHAPTER 9 DNA and the Molecular S tructure of Chromosomes 192

CHAPTER 10 Replication of DNA and Chromosomes 220

CHAPTER 11 Transciption and RNA Processing 256

CHAPTER 12 Translation and Genetic Code 285

CHAPTER 13 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Recombination 320

CHAPTER 14 The Techniques of Molecular Genetics 366

CHAPTER 15 Genomics 397

CHAPTER 16 Applications of Molecular Genetics 439

CHAPTER 17 Transposable Genetic Elements 477

CHAPTER 18 Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes 504

CHAPTER 19 Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 531

CHAPTER 20 The Genetic Control of Animal Development 558

CHAPTER 21 The Genetic Basis of Cancer 581

CHAPTER 22 Inheritance of Complex Traits 607

CHAPTER 23 Population Genetics 634

CHAPTER 24 Evolutionary Genetics 656


Appendix A: The Rules of Probability 685

Appendix B: Binomial Probabilities 687

Appendix C: In Situ Hybridization

Appendix D: Evidence for an Unstable Messenger RNA 691

Appendix E: Evolutionary Rates 693

Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems 697

Glossary 720

Photo Credits 743

Illustration Credits 745

Index 746

• A new one-column design better showcases important pieces of art and avoids the “overwhelmed” reaction readers have to the crowded layouts found in many other texts. Boxed sections will be reduced in size to help maintain the flow of the text.
• The Focus On boxes (one per chapter) have been revised to include the most current developments in genetics as well as the most relevant topics to students.
• A streamlined topical coverage, vetted by a panel of Genetics instructors, makes for a text that is manageable in size. Snustad 6e will provide instructors and students with in-depth explanations of only those topics frequently covered in a one-semester course.
• Animated solutions to the solve it problems in the text, utilize Camtasia software. These tutorials provide step-by-step solutions that appear as if they are written-out by hand as an instructor voice-over explains each step.
• Supported by the Wiley Resource kit.  The Wiley Resource Kit provides an easy way to provide you with media & assessment. The Resource Kit can be delivered through any Learning Management System (LMS). The offer is free to students, requires no cartridge or CTB license fees from Wiley.
• Provides a balance between concepts and experimental detail, using experiments to help explain the “how” and “why” concepts were developed
• Offers the human perspective on genetics, through numerous examples and pedagogical elements found in the text.
•   Features an excellent illustration program with many stepped-out figures.  Also uses micrographs in conjunction with illustrations to show the “real” micrograph and “ideal” illustration together.
•   Includes a comprehensive set of problems, online Camtasia tutorials, and problem solving aids with all the tools necessary for successful student understanding of Genetics.
• GO Problem tutorials help students build confidence as they observe a problem being worked out and then attempt to solve a similar problem on their own .