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Essential Genetics: A Genomics Perspective, 6th Edition

  • Daniel L. Hartl
  • ISBN-10: 1449686885
  • ISBN-13: 9781449686888
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Updated throughout to reflect the latest discoveries in this fast-paced field, Essential Genetics: A Genomics Perspective, Sixth Edition, provides an accessible, student-friendly introduction to modern genetics. Designed for the shorter, less comprehensive course, the Sixth 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 Sixth 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.


  • New Learning Objectives within each chapter help students to:

  • Identify what they should know or be able to do as a result of their study

  • Focus on the knowledge they should have acquired from studying the chapter

  • Guide them to identify key concepts and use them at a variety of learning levels including comprehension, application, analysis, and synthesis

  • Highlight the skill they should acquire through practice of various problem types

  • Each chapter includes several different types and levels of problems, including: concept, synthesis, and discussion questions, problem solving questions, and application and analysis problems.

  • The companion Website, GeNETics on the Web, includes numerous study tools and learning resources such as animated flashcards, crosswords, and practice quizzes

  • An electronic Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual is available, containing chapter summaries, key terms, and extra study questions, as well as worked solutions for all Concepts in Action problems.

  • The Instructor's Media CD-ROM includes a PowerPoint Image Bank and PowerPoint Lecture Slides. An online Test Bank is also available for use in most course management systems.

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: Geonomics, 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 Basics of Complex Inheritance