iGenetics: A Mendelian Approach reflects the dynamic nature of modern genetics by emphasizing an experimental, inquiry-based approach with a solid treatment of many research experiments. The text is ideally suited for students who have had some background in biology and chemistry and who are interested in learning the central concepts of genetics.
Problem solving is a major feature of the text and students have the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to a variety of problems at the end of each chapter. Pedagogical features such as “Principal Points,” at the beginning of each chapter, and “Keynotes,” strategically placed throughout the chapter, are useful learning tools.
The iGenetics CD-ROM and the companion website contain 25 activities and 59 narrated animations, all of which are based on text figures, to help students visualize complex processes and challenging concepts they encounter in the main text.
An intense developmental effort, along with numerous third-party reviews of both text and media, ensure the highest degree of accuracy.
CHAPTER 1. Genetics: An Introduction
CHAPTER 2. Mendelian Genetics
CHAPTER 3. Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
CHAPTER 4. Extensions of Mendelian Genetic Principles
CHAPTER 5. Quantitative Genetics
CHAPTER 6. Gene Mapping in Eukaryotes
CHAPTER 7. Advanced Gene Mapping in Eukaryotes
CHAPTER 8. Variations in Chromosome Structure and Number
CHAPTER 9. Genetics of Bacteria and Bacteriophages
CHAPTER 10. DNA: The Genetic Material
CHAPTER 11. DNA Replication
CHAPTER 12. Gene Control of Proteins
CHAPTER 13. Gene Expression: Transcription
CHAPTER 14. Gene Expression: Translation
CHAPTER 15. DNA Mutation, DNA Repair,
and Transposable Elements
CHAPTER 16. Recombinant DNA Technology
CHAPTER 17. Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology
CHAPTER 18. Genomics
CHAPTER 19. Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteria
CHAPTER 20. Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
CHAPTER 21. Genetic Analysis of Development
CHAPTER 22. Genetics of Cancer
CHAPTER 23. Non-Mendelian Inheritance
CHAPTER 24. Population Genetics
CHAPTER 25. Molecular Evolution
Analytical Approaches to Solving Genetics Problems
Questions and Problems
Solutiona to Selected Questions and Problems