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Primer of Genetic Analysis: A Problems Approach

Primer of Genetic Analysis: A Problems Approach

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James N. Thompson Jr, Jenna J. Hellack, Gerald Braver, David S. Durica
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3, 10/1/2007
EAN 9780521842686, ISBN10: 0521842689

Hardcover, 326 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

An invaluable student-tested study aid, this primer, first published in 2007, provides guided instruction for the analysis and interpretation of genetic principles and practice in problem solving. Each section is introduced with a summary of useful hints for problem solving and an overview of the topic with key terms. A series of problems, generally progressing from simple to more complex, then allows students to test their understanding of the material. Each question and answer is accompanied by detailed explanation. This third edition includes additional problems in basic areas that often challenge students, extended coverage in molecular biology and development, an expanded glossary of terms, and updated historical landmarks. Students at all levels, from beginning biologists and premedical students to graduates seeking a review of basic genetics, will find this book a valuable aid. It will complement the formal presentation in any genetics textbook or stand alone as a self-paced review manual.

1. Overview of genetic organization and scale
2. Mitosis and meiosis
3. Nucleic acids
DNA and RNA
4. Basic mendelian genetics
5. Probability and chi-square
6. Sex-linkage and gene interactions
7. Pedigree analysis
8. Overview of basic statistical testing
9. Quantitative inheritance
10. Overview of genetic mapping
11. Assessing chromosome linkage relationships
12. Linkage and mapping in diploids
13. Mapping in bacteria and viruses
14. Overview of types of genetic change
15. Gene mutation
16. Changes in chromosome number and structure
17. Protein synthesis and the genetic code
18. Gene regulation and development
19. Overview of molecular biology techniques
20. DNA mapping and human genome analysis
21. Basic population genetics
22. Selection and evolution
23. Practice tests
24. Answers to practice tests and crossword puzzles
25. Landmarks in the history of genetics
Glossary
Reference tables.

' ... this is a clearly-written and well-organized book, which does an unassuming but important job.' Times Higher Educational Supplement 'It is a book well worth having access to ... ' Trends in Genetics 'Any student dedicated enough to work through the problems is likely to benefit enormously and develop a greater conceptual understanding of genetics.' Animal Genetics