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Essentials of Genetics, 10th edition

  • William S Klug
  • Michael Cummings
  • Charlotte A. Spencer
  • Michael A Palladino
  • Darrell Killian

Published by Pearson (January 4th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

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For all introductory genetics courses.

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Focus on essential genetic topics and explore the latest breakthroughs

Known for its focus on conceptual understanding, problem solving, and practical applications, the bestselling Essentials of Genetics strengthens problem-solving skills and explores the essential genetics topics that today’s students need to understand. The 10th Edition has been extensively updated to provide comprehensive coverage of important, emerging topics such as CRISPR-Cas, epigenetics, and genetic testing. Additionally, a new Special Topic chapter covers Advances in Neurogenetics with a focus on Huntington Disease, and new essays on Genetics, Ethics, and Society emphasize ethical considerations that genetics is bringing into everyday life. The accompanying Mastering Genetics online platform includes new tutorials on topics such as CRISPR-Cas and epigenetics, and new Dynamic Study Modules, which support student learning of key concepts and prepare them for class.


Personalize learning with Mastering Genetics

By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.Mastering Genetics allows students to develop problem-solving skills, learn from tutorials on key genetics concepts, and gain a better understanding of emerging topics.


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Table of contents

1.     Introduction to Genetics

2.     Mitosis and Meiosis

3.     Mendelian Genetics

4.     Modification 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 Bacteriophages

9.     DNA Structure and Analysis

10.  DNA Replication

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 in Bacteria

16.  Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes

17.  Recombinant DNA Technology

18.  Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Proteomics

19.  The Genetics of Cancer

20.  Quantitative Genetics and Multifactorial Traits

21.  Population and Evolutionary Genetics


Special Topics in Modern Genetics

1.     Epigenetics

2.     Genetic Testing

3.     Gene Therapy

4.     Advances in Neurogenetics: The Study of Huntington Disease

5.     DNA Forensics

6.     Genetically Modified Foods

7.     Genomics and Precision Medicine

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