With its modern chapter organization and new “Focus on Genomics” boxes, iGenetics: A Molecular Approach reflects the increasing molecular emphasis in today’s experimental study of genes while helping students develop problem-solving skills and an appreciation for classic experiments. Although molecular topics are presented first, instructors can assign the chapters in any sequence.
Pedagogical features such as chapter-opening “Key Questions” and strategically placed “Keynotes” help students to efficiently master genetic concepts. The Genetics Place Companion Website contains interactive iActivities and narrated animations that help students visualize and understand processes and concepts that are illustrated in the text.
- Modern chapter organization covers all major areas of genetics, balancing molecular and classical aspects to give students an integrated view of genetic principles.
- The text’s inquiry-based approach engages students in the process of science.
- Step-by-step examples of problem solving throughout the book represent a wide range of topics and difficulty levels.
- Key Questions, appear at the beginning of each chapter, focus student attention in advance on the major concepts within their reading.
- Keynotes, strategically placed throughout the chapter, summarize important ideas and allow students to check their progress.
- Summary Sections at the end of each chapter reinforce main ideas.
- Analytical Approaches to Solving Genetics Problems at the end of each chapter guides students step-by-step through the process of solving genetic problems.
- An extensive set of Questions and Problems at the end of each chapter, accompanied by selected solutions at the back of the book, allow students to apply their new knowledge through homework assignments or independent study.
- Numerous examples of human genetic diseases help students understand the growing importance of molecular medicine.
- The Genetics Place Website provides an online learning environment that includes activities with follow-up questions; narrated animations, and practice quizzes that can be graded and recorded in the instructor’s grade book. A syllabus manager and a grade book function are provided as instructor resources.
New to this Edition
- Focus on Genomics boxes modernize the book’s coverage of Genetics by connecting chapter content to an interesting genomics application.
- Chapter-Opening Key Questions, appear at the beginning of each chapter, focus student attention in advance on the major concepts within their reading.
- Genomics and recombinant DNA chapters have been completely reoganized and updated by contributor Gregg Jongeward to ensure the most coverage of these cutting-edge topics.
- Additional, updated material on new molecular techniques (such as RNAi) has been added.
20% increase in total Questions and Problems at the end of each chapter, accompanied by selected solutions at the back of the book, allows students more opportunities to apply their new knowledge through homework assignments or independent study.
- The Updated Genetics Place Website features the new myeBook which provides online, fully searchable version of the iGenetics text and mysearchplus which provides access to EBSCO, the leading online journal library.
Table of Contents
1. Genetics: An Introduction
2. DNA: The Genetic Material
3. DNA Replication
4. Gene Control of Proteins
5. Gene Expression: Transcription
6. Gene Expression: Translation
7. DNA Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposable Elements
9. Functional and Comparative Genomics
10. Recombinant DNA Technology
11. Mendelian Genetics
12. Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
13. Extensions of and Deviations from Mendelian Genetic Principles
14. Genetic Mapping in Eukaryotes
15. Genetics of Bacteria and Bacteriophages
16. Variations in Chromosome Structure and Number
17. Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteria and Bacteriophages
18. Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
19. Genetic Analysis of Development
20. Genetics of Cancer
21. Quantitative Genetics
22. Population Genetics
23. Molecular Evolution