By: D Peter Snustad and Michael J Simmons
In the rapidly advancing science of genetics, currency and accuracy are critical in any book. This book presents the most up-to-date developments in genetics as well as the fundamental principles. It stresses how genetics is done and provides historical and biographical insights to the people and events that have made genetics a pre-eminent science. The new edition incorporates organizational changes to make the book more modern, including earlier DNA coverage. A new design also highlights numerous practice problems that help reinforce important concepts. Provides a comprehensive and balanced view of both classical Mendelian topics and modern molecular topics. Incorporates the latest findings from genomics and proteomics. Includes numerous high-quality illustrations with stepped-out art to help readers visualize complex processes. Offers the analytical tools that readers will need for problem solving.
New to this edition:
- Genomics material has been updated and enhanced to keep track of the latest advances.
- This edition features a new design and a variety of tools to help students develop strong problem-solving skills. These revisions include an increased number of solved problems, an increased number of end of chapter problems (differentiated by level), and more basic problems. The new design also includes a study outline that runs throughout the text to aid in student comprehension of key concepts.
- New "Milestones in Genetics" boxes discuss historic breakthroughs, or landmarks that have made an impact on genetics and life. These topics are not only historical, but also include a number of current breakthroughs. - New "Focus on..." boxes bring relevancy, currency and human focus to the material that the students are studying. The number of human examples used throughout the text has been increased.
- New technology package for both students and instructors provides visual and problem solving media that can be accessed in a variety of settings. The focus of technology is on student understanding.
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