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Genetics (International Student Version)

Textbook
Provides a balance between concepts and experimental detail, using experiments to help explain the “how” and “why” concepts were developed
Offers the human perspective on genetics, through numerous examples and pedagogical elements found in the text.
Features an excellent illustration program with many stepped-out figures. Also uses micrographs in conjunction with illustrations to show the “real” micrograph and “ideal” illustration together.
Includes a comprehensive set of problems, online Camtasia tutorials, and problem solving aids with all the tools necessary for successful student understanding of Genetics.
GO Problem tutorials help students build confidence as they observe a problem being worked out and then attempt to solve a similar problem on their own

By: D Peter Snustad (Author), Michael J Simmons (Author)

784 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 2011 | Edition: 6 | #210442 | ISBN-13: 9781118092422
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Snustad's 6th edition of Genetics offers many new and advanced features including boxed sections with the latest advances in Genetics, a streamlined roster of topics, a more reader-friendly layout, and new problem-solving supplements. Furthermore, this new edition includes more problem solving within each chapter through the Test Your Problem Solving Skills feature and a Solve It icon to prompt readers to go online to WileyPlus for animated tutorials. A new one-column design better showcases important pieces of art and avoids the "overwhelmed" reaction readers have to the crowded layouts found in many other texts. Boxed sections reduce in size to help maintain the flow of the text and the Focus On boxes are revised to include the most current developments in genetics as well as most relevant topics.

New to the 6th edition:
- A new one-column design better showcases important pieces of art and avoids the “overwhelmed” reaction readers have to the crowded layouts found in many other texts. Boxed sections will be reduced in size to help maintain the flow of the text.
- The Focus On boxes (one per chapter) have been revised to include the most current developments in genetics as well as the most relevant topics to students.
- A streamlined topical coverage, vetted by a panel of Genetics instructors, makes for a text that is manageable in size. Snustad 6e will provide instructors and students with in-depth explanations of only those topics frequently covered in a one-semester course.
- Animated solutions to the solve it problems in the text, utilize Camtasia software. These tutorials provide step-by-step solutions that appear as if they are written-out by hand as an instructor voice-over explains each step.
- Supported by the Wiley Resource kit. The Wiley Resource Kit provides an easy way to provide you with media & assessment. The Resource Kit can be delivered through any Learning Management System (LMS). The offer is free to students, requires no cartridge or CTB license fees from Wiley.


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Contents

Chapter 1 The Science Of Genetics
Chapter 2. Cellular Reproduction
Chapter 3 Mendelism: The Basic Principles Of Inheritance
Chapter 4 Extensions Of Mendelism
Chapter 5 The Chromosomal Basis Of Mendelism
Chapter 6 Variation In Chromosome Number And Structure
Chapter 7 Linkage, Crossing Over, And Chromosome Mapping In Eukaryotes
Chapter 8 The Genetics Of Bacteria And Their Viruses
Chapter 9 DNA And The Molecular Structure Of Chromosomes
Chapter 10 Replication Of DNA And Chromosomes
Chapter 11 Transcription And RNA Processing
Chapter 12 Translation and the Genetic Code
Chapter 13 Mutation, DNA Repair, and Recombination
Chapter 14 The Techniques of Molecular Genetics
Chapter 15 Genomics
Chapter 16 Applications of Molecular Genetics
Chapter 17 Transposable Genetic Elements
Chapter 18 Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes
Chapter 19 Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
Chapter 20 The Genetic Control of Animal Development
Chapter 21 The Genetic Basis of Cancer
Chapter 22 Inheritance of Complex Traits
Chapter 23 Population Genetics
Chapter 24 Evolutionary Genetics

Appendices
Appendix A: The Rules of Probability
Appendix B: Binomial Probabilities
Appendix C: In Situ Hybridization
Appendix D: Evidence for an Unstable Messenger RNA
Appendix E: Evolutionary Rates

Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems
Glossary
Photo Credits
Illustration Credits
Index


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Biography

D. Peter Snustad is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Davis. He began his faculty career in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at Minnesota in 1965, became a charter member of the new Department of Genetics in 1966, and moved to the Department of Plant Biology in 2000. During his 43 years at Minnesota, he taught courses ranging from general biology to biochemical genetics. His initial research focused on the interactions between bacteriophage T4 and its host, E. coli. In the 1980s, his research switched to the cytoskeleton of Arabidopsis and the glutamine synthetase genes of corn. His honors include the Morse-Amoco and Dagley Memorial teaching awards and election to Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A lifelong love of the Canadian wilderness has kept him in nearby Minnesota.

Michael J. Simmons is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his B.A. degree in biology from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Simmons has taught a variety of courses, including genetics and population genetics. He has also mentored many students on research projects in his laboratory. Early in his career he received the Morse-Amoco teaching award from the University of Minnesota in recognition of his contributions to undergraduate education. Dr. Simmons's research focuses on the genetic significance of transposable elements in the genome of Drosophila melanogaster. He has served on advisory committees at the National Institutes of Health and was a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Genetics for 21 years. One of his favorite activities, figure skating, is especially compatible with the Minnesota climate.

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