For courses in Genetics found in biological sciences, agriculture, forestry, and health sciences.
Essentials of Genetics presents a succinct overview of the discipline with balanced coverage of both classical and modern genetics. While emphasizing concepts and problem-solving, the authors' clear writing and up-to-date coverage of new research captures students' interest. Classic and modern experiments and applications illustrate the nature of scientific discovery, helping students connect the science of genetics to the issues of today.
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William S. Klug is currently Professor of Biology at The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in Ewing, New Jersey. He served as Chairman of the Biology Department for 17 years, a position to which he was first elected in 1974. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to coming to Trenton State College, he returned to Wabash College as an Assistant Professor, where he first taught genetics as well as general biology and electron microscopy. His research interests have involved ultrastructural and molecular genetic studies of oogenesis in Drosophila. He has taught the genetics course as well as the senior capstone seminar course in human and molecular genetics to undergraduate Biology majors for each of the last 32 years.
Michael R. Cummings is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also served on the faculty at Northwestern University and Florida State University. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He has also written textbooks in human genetics and general biology for non-majors. His research interests center on the molecular organization and physical mapping of human acrocentric chromosomes. At the undergraduate level, he teaches courses in Mendelian genetics, human genetics, and general biology for non-majors. He has received numerous teaching awards given by the university and by student organizations.
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