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About this book
About this book
A concise and clear writing style, coupled with a detailed and rich coverage of topics, are the reasons students find the first edition of the book engaging and useful. Riding on this wave, all chapters within the second edition of this popular book have been thoroughly updated and expanded, especially the human and animal materials. A wider range of animals is covered, including dogs and cats as well as farm animals. The use of cord blood for therapy, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and animal cloning are also explored and dealt with.
Introduction, Aims of Applied Genetics, Revision of Basic Genetic Concepts and Terminology; The Inheritance and Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Characters; Regression, Transgression, Environmental Effects and Heritability, Correlations Between Characters, Genotype, Phenotype and Breeding Values; Population Genetics: Allele Frequencies, Genetic Equilibria, Population Mixing, Genetic Drift and Gene Flow; Types and Uses of Selection; Departures from Random Mating; Mutation and Its Uses; Recombination, Mapping and Genomics; Structural Chromosome Aberrations: Their Origins, Properties and Uses; Changes in Chromosome Number: Their Effects and Uses; Supernumerary ("B") Chromosomes; Human and Medical Genetics; Plant and Animal Breeding Methods and Examples; Genetic Engineering in Plants, Animals and Micro-Organisms; Genetic Variation in Wild and Agricultural Populations, Genetic Conservation; Genetic Methods of Insect Pest Control; Reproductive Physiology in Plants, Animals and Humans, Crossing Methods; Applied Fungal Genetics; The Economics of Agricultural Products and Breeding Programmes.
Dr Bernard C Lamb has taught genetics, applied genetics and related molecular biology at Imperial College London, London University, since 1968. Dr Lamb is a Reader in Genetics, and is currently Chairman of the University of London Specialist Group in Genetics. He has given numerous talks, has published more than 100 research papers and has authored or co-authored nine books. For his outstanding contributions, he was awarded the higher doctorate of DSc by Bristol University in 2000. Dr Lamb was also recently described as "a genius of distinction" and "a great mind of the 21st century" by American reference books. In addition, Dr Lamb contributes to the creative writing of short stories and light verse. He is a judge of two literary competitions and is the Chairman of the London branch of the Queen's English Society. He is also a trustee of the Vitiligo Society and in 2005 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.