Essentials of Genetics, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
William S. Klug / Michael R. Cummings / Charlotte A. Spencer / Michael A. Palladino  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
624
Pub.-date
April 2016
ISBN13
9781292108865
ISBN
129210886X
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For all introductory genetics courses

 

A forward-looking exploration of essential genetics topics

Known for its focus on conceptual understanding, problem solving, and practical applications, this bestseller strengthens problem-solving skills and explores the essential genetics topics that today’s students need to understand. The Ninth Edition maintains the text’s brief, less-detailed coverage of core concepts and has been extensively updated with relevant, cutting-edge coverage of emerging topics in genetics.

 

 

MasteringGenetics is not included. Students, if MasteringGenetics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringGenetics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.



Also Available with MasteringGenetics
This title is also available with MasteringGenetics – an online homework and assessment program that guides students through complex topics in genetics and strengthens problem-solving skills using in-depth tutorials that coach students to the correct answers with hints and feedback specific to their misconceptions and errors. MasteringGenetics offers additional opportunities for students to master key concepts and practice problem solving, using interactive tutorials with hints and feedback. Instructors may also assign pre-lecture quizzes, end-of-chapter problems, practice problems, and test bank questions that are automatically scored and entered into the Mastering gradebook.

 

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringGenetics, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

Keep Your Course Current and Relevant

  • NEW! Three new Special Topics in Modern Genetics mini-chapters explore cutting-edge topics, including Emerging Roles of RNA, Genetically Modified Foods, and Gene Therapy.
  • NEW! Review Questions and Discussion Questions have been added to the end of each of the six Special Topic chapters to help reinforce key ideas and to facilitate class discussions. The questions are also assignable in MasteringGenetics.
  • NEW! Evolving Concept of the Gene sections are integrated in key chapters and describe how scientists’ understanding of the gene has changed over time, helping students better understand how the science of genetics has developed.
  • Genetics, Technology, and Society boxes discuss advances in genetics that have societal importance. Your Turn questions direct students to related information for further exploration.
  • Exploring Genomics exercises appear in selected chapters and help students connect genetics with genomics, bioinformatics, and proteomics. Exercises direct students to explore a wide variety of online resources.

Emphasize the Essential Genetics Topics

  • The book’s conceptual focus emphasizes the fundamentals of genetics, helping students comprehend and remember the key ideas. The conceptual focus is reinforced in the following ways:
    • Chapter Concepts found at the beginning of each chapter help students preview and organize their study so they can more easily focus on and remember the most important ideas in each chapter.
    • Essential Points boxes appear after each section to summarize the chapter’s key points for efficient review.

Motivate Students to Strengthen and Practice Problem-solving Skills

  • Now Solve This Problems are integrated throughout each chapter to test students’ problem-solving skills as they learn chapter content. One Now Solve This problem per chapter is linked to related end-of-chapter problems to make it easier for professors to assign similar problems for homework.
  • Insights and Solutions sections strengthen students’ problem-solving skills by showing step-by-step solutions and rationales for select problems.
  • Problems and Discussion Questions are found at the end of every chapter and most are assignable in Mastering.
  • How Do We Know? questions appear as the first entry in the Problems and Discussion Questions and ask students to identify the experimental basis underlying important concepts and conclusions—that is, how we know what we know. A Concept Question asks students to check their understanding of the chapter’s key concepts.

MasteringGenetics is not included. Students, if MasteringGenetics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringGenetics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Also Available with MasteringGenetics
This title is also available with MasteringGenetics — an online homework and assessment program that guides students through complex topics in genetics and strengthens problem-solving skills using in-depth tutorials that coach students to the correct answers with hints and feedback specific to their misconceptions and errors.

  • Expanded! Approximately 90% of end-of-chapter questions are available for auto-graded homework assignments. To prepare students for the challenging problems that they are likely to see on exams, question types include sorting, labeling, numerical entry, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • NEW! A library of more than 100 new Practice Problems offers more opportunities to assign challenging problems for student homework or practice. These questions include targeted wrong answer feedback to help students learn from their mistakes. They appear only in MasteringGenetics, and solutions are not included in the Student Solutions Manual.
  • NEW! Assessment questions for Special Topics in Modern Genetics Chapters are now assignable in the MasteringGenetics item library.
  • NEW! eText 2.0 integrates the text with videos, animations, Vocab Self-Quizzes, and Practice Tests in a format that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • More than 120 activities and in-depth tutorials are focused on key genetics concepts and reinforce problem-solving skills with hints and feedback specific to students’ misconceptions and errors. Tutorial topics include pedigree analysis, sex linkage, gene interactions, DNA replication, genome sequencing, and more.
  • Learning Catalytics helps instructors generate class discussion and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Learning Catalytics is an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help students develop critical- thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging students during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning
    • Create their own questions, draw from community content shared by colleagues, or access Pearson’s expanded library of question clusters that explore challenging topics through a series of 2-5 questions about a single scenario or set of data. These questions build in difficulty to help students achieve and practice higher-level thinking skills.
  • Web-based animations and tutorials at www.masteringgenetics.com help students learn, review, and apply the key concepts from each chapter.

New to this Edition

Keep Your Course Current and Relevant

  • Three new Special Topics in Modern Genetics mini-chapters explore cutting-edge topics, including Emerging Roles of RNA, Genetically Modified Foods, and Gene Therapy.
  • Review Questions and Discussion Questions have been added to the end of each of the six Special Topic chapters to help reinforce key ideas and to facilitate class discussions. The questions are also assignable in MasteringGenetics.
  • Evolving Concept of the Gene sections are integrated in key chapters and describe how scientists’ understanding of the gene has changed over time, helping students better understand how the science of genetics has developed.
  • Genetics, Technology, and Society boxes discuss advances in genetics that have societal importance. Your Turn questions direct students to related information for further exploration.

MasteringGenetics® is not included. Students, if MasteringGenetics is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringGenetics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Also Available with MasteringGenetics


This title is also available with MasteringGenetics — an online homework and assessment program that guides students through complex topics in genetics and strengthens problem-solving skills using in-depth tutorials that coach students to the correct answers with hints and feedback specific to their misconceptions and errors.

  • Expanded! Approximately 90% of end-of-chapter questions are available for auto-graded homework assignments. To prepare students for the challenging problems that they are likely to see on exams, question types include sorting, labeling, numerical entry, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • NEW! A library of more than 100 new Practice Problems offers more opportunities to assign high quality problems for student homework or practice. These questions include targeted wrong answer feedback to help students learn from their mistakes. They appear only in MasteringGenetics, and solutions are not included in the Student Solutions Manual.
  • NEW! Assessment questions for Special Topics in Modern Genetics Chapters are now assignable in the MasteringGenetics item library.
  • NEW! Learning Catalytics helps instructors generate class discussion and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Learning Catalytics is an interactive student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Instructors can:
    • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help students develop critical thinking skills
    • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling
    • Use real-time data to adjust instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging students during class
    • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning
    • Create their own questions, draw from community content shared by colleagues, or access Pearson’s expanded library of question clusters that explore challenging topics through a series of 2-5 questions about a single scenario or set of data. These questions build in difficulty to help students achieve and practice higher-level thinking skills.

 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Genetics

2. Mitosis and Meiosis

3. Mendelian Genetics

4. Modifications of Mendelian Ratios

5. Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes

6. Chromosome Mutations: Variation in Number and Arrangement

7. Linkage and Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes

8. Genetic Analysis and Mapping in Bacteria and Bactierophages

9. DNA Structure and Analysis

10. DNA Replication and Recombination

11. Chromosome Structure and DNA Sequence Organization

12. The Genetic Code and Transcription

13. Translation and Proteins

14. Gene Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposition

15. Regulation of Gene Expression

16. The Genetics of Cancer

17. Recombinant DNA Technology

18. Genomics and Proteomics

19. Applications and Ethics of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

20. Developmental Genetics

21. Quantitative Genetics and Multifactorial Traits

22. Population and Evolutionary Genetics

Special Topics in Modern Genetics 1: Epigenetics

Special Topics in Modern Genetics 2: Emerging Roles of RNA

Special Topics in Modern Genetics 3: DNA Forensics

Special Topics in Modern Genetics 4: Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Special Topics in Modern Genetics 5: Genetically Modified Foods

Special Topics in Modern Genetics 6: Gene Therapy

Appendix A: Answers to Selected Problems and Discussion Questions

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