xii, 391p., Figs., Tables, 23 cm. (First Edition pub. 2004)
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Deoxyribonucleic Acid. 3. Ribonucleic Acid. 4. Protein Synthesis. 5. Gene Expression. 6. Regulation in Eukaryotes. 7. Transcriptional Control in Prokaryotes. 8. Mendel's Law of Heredity. 9. Chromosomes. 10. Heteroploidy. 11. Mutations. 12. Interaction of Genes. 13. Linkage. 14. Crossing Over. 15. Multiple Alleles. 16. Sex-linked Inheritance. 17. Determination of Sex. 18. Cytoplasmic Inheritance. 19. Human Blood Groups. 20. Human Genetics. 21. Eugenics. 22. Inbreeding Outbreeding and Heterosis. 23. Population Genetics. 24. Biochemical Genetics.
Since innumerable textbooks of genetics have already been written, just about every conceivable title has already been preempted. The present book has been designed to introduce students to the major genetic principles and concepts and to some of the implications and applications of these concepts to man and other species. The text concentrates on the essentials of genetics, omitting the encumbering detail of many advanced and specialized topics. The aim of this text is to focus on the basis of genetics and present those fundamentals as clearly and concisely as possible. It is hoped that this text will significantly contribute to the efforts of instructors and teachers of genetics to motivate students into increasing their knowledge concerning the mode of inheritance and establish a firm foundation that will be of value to students in related course.