Genetics: from Genes to Genomes

9780071165235: Genetics: from Genes to Genomes

The authors have developed a text that reflects the directions genetics is taking as it heads into the 21st century. This perspective embraces five major themes: the central importance of the genome, as opposed to the action of individual genes; the application of genetics to the improvement of human health; the growing appreciation for the relationships among organisms arising from genetic research; the impact of biotechnology on the accelerating growth of genetic knowledge; and the importance of emerging social and ethical issues related to our use of biotechnology.

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The text integrates Mendelian genetics and the fundamental molecular mechanisms responsible for the phenomena.
The writing has a relaxed, readable style. It conveys the unity in biology by drawing on a wide variety of organisms within each chapter.
The Portraits Chapters The study of model organisms expresses the value of using the genome to understand genetic systems. The text provides 5 chapters that profile the most widely used model organisms. Included are: Saccharomyces cervisiae: Genetic Portrait of Yeast Arabidopsis thaliana: Genetic Portrait of a Model Plant Caenorhabditis elegans: Genetic Portrait of a Simple Metazoan Drosophila melanogaster: Genetic Portrait of a Fruit Fly Mus musculus: Genetic Portrait of a House Mouse
Fast Forward Boxes A unique look at the past and how modern technology answers earlier questions.
Genetics & Society Boxes Requires students to think about the ethical and social questions arising from the application of modern genetic knowledge to issues like privacy and reproduction that affect the entire social fabric.
End-of-Chapter Problems: Social & Ethical Issues - these questions prompt the student to apply problem solving skills to the type of real world situations that scientific breakthroughs have forced us to face as a society. Thoughtful, challenging scenarios spell out the conflicts and ask the student to suggest a plan of action (or resolve a conflict) Solved Problems - sample problems covering topical material with complete answers to aid the student in understanding the problem solving process. Problems & Questions - exercises that allow the student to develop their own problem solving skills. Answers to selected questions are in the back of the book.
Genetic Nomenclature Appendix Because the study of genetics is relatively new, the consistency of nomenclature found in more established sciences has not been formed. There are still some minor variations in how notation is used from model to model. This concise appendix details those differences by organisms to assist students with understanding of the model organisms section.
Unparalleled Author Team Dr. Leland Hartwell / Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle; University of Washington Dr. Leroy Hood / University of Washington Dr. Michael Goldberg / Cornell University Dr. Lee Silver / Princeton University Dr. Ann Reynolds / University of Washington Ruth Veres / Scientific Writer
Outstanding Illustration Program Professionally developed line art reinforces learning. Feature Figures combine art and text in special two-page and four-page spreads that summarize the central genetic processes for students who appreciate a visual synopsis of the core ideas.

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Hartwell; et al
Published by McGraw Hill Higher Education (2000)
ISBN 10: 0071165231 ISBN 13: 9780071165235
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