About the Book :
This text offers clear, comprehensive and unique coverage of genetics, with an emphasis on applications, written primarily for students. It provides up-to-date coverage of the most recent techniques used in modern genetics such as gene cloning and Southern, Western and Northern blot analyses of genes and gene products. Rather than simply treating the somewhat esoteric principles of genetics in abstraction, Gardner's text stands apart from most other introductory texts in that it stresses actual and potential future applications of the principles discussed, particularly in agriculture and medicine. Among the specific topics covered are cell mechanics; properties and replication; chromosome mapping; gene expression; mutation; gene cloning; genetic controls of immune response and cell division; genetic engineering and more.
Mendelian GeneticsCell MechanicsSex Determination and Sex LinkageGenetic Material: Properties and ReplicationStructure and Replication of Eukaryotic ChromosomesLinkage, Crossing-Over, and Chromosome Mapping Recombination in BacteriaTransposable Genetic ElementsGene ExpressionMutationGenetic Fine Structure: Classical GeneticsGenetic Fine Structure: Gene Cloning and SequencingRegulation of Gene Expression in ProkaryotesRegulation of Gene Expression and Development in EukaryotesGenetic Control of the Immune ResponseGenetic Control of Cell Division: Oncogenes and Protooncogenes Variations in Chromosome StructureVariations in Chromosome NumberExtrachromosomal InheritanceQuantitative GeneticsPopulation and Evolutionary GeneticsGenetics of BehaviorGenetic Engineering and the FutureGlossaryAnswers to problemsIndex