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Essential Genetics and Genomics + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 7th Edition

  • Daniel L. Hartl
  • ISBN-10: 1284152456
  • ISBN-13: 9781284152456
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Updated throughout to reflect the latest discoveries in this fast-paced field, Essential Genetics and Genomics, Seventh Edition, provides an accessible, student-friendly introduction to modern genetics. Designed for the shorter, less comprehensive course, the Seventh Edition presents carefully chosen topics that provide a solid foundation to the basic understanding of gene mutation, expression, and regulation. It goes on to discuss the development and progression of genetics as a field of study within a societal and historical context. The Seventh Edition includes new learning objectives within each chapter which helps students identify what they should know as a result of their studying and highlights the skills they should acquire through various practice problems.


  • Learning Objectives added to the beginning of each chapter help students to identify the key concepts and skills they should acquire from the chapter and apply them at a variety of learning levels including comprehension, application, analysis, and synthesis.

  • End-of-book Glossary and a compilation of frequently used Word Roots help students understand key genetic terms and make them part of their vocabulary

  • Instructor Resources include a comprehensive Instructor’s Manual, Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, an Image Bank, a Table Bank, a list of Web Links to useful and relevant web sites, a complete Test Bank, and solutions for all in-text problems.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Genetic Code of Genes and Genomes
Chapter 2: Transmission Genetics: Heritage from Mendel
Chapter 3: The Chromosomal Basis of Heredity
Chapter 4: Gene Linkage and Genetic Mapping
Chapter 5: Human Chromosomes and Chromosome Behavior
Chapter 6: DNA Structure, Replication, and Manipulation
Chapter 7: The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses
Chapter 8: The Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression
Chapter 9: Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Regulation
Chapter 10: Genomics, Proteomics, and Genetic Engineering
Chapter 11: The Genetic Control of Development
Chapter 12: Molecular Mechanisms of Mutation and DNA Repair
Chapter 13: Molecular Genetics of the Cell Cycle and Cancer
Chapter 14: Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics
Chapter 15: The Genetic Basis of Complex Traits

Appendix A: Answers to Even-Numbered Problems
Appendix B: Word Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms

New to this edition

  • NEW online Readiness Assessment and in-text Readiness Review ensure students have the foundational knowledge for learning and applying introductory genetics
  • NEW online Readiness Assessment (in Navigate 2) for students to complete at the start of the course that will yield a readiness score with tailored areas for each student to focus. Students then refer to the in-text Readiness Review to practice in the areas at which further study is needed. Sections include Math in Genetics, Science Prerequisites, and Logic/Critical Thinking.
  • NEW discussions on recent methods and findings have been added, including synthetic bacteria, higher-order chromatin structure, high-throughput genomic sequencing methods, personalized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic services and testing kits, and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
  • NEW interior design with over 100 NEW or REVISED illustrations, photos, and tables that unlock complex topics (688 illustrations/photos in total)
  • NEW interior design with over 100 NEW or REVISED illustrations, photos, and tables that unlock complex topics (688 illustrations/photos in total)