Updated to reflect the latest discoveries in the field, the Fifth Edition of Hartl's classic text provides an accessible, student-friendly introduction to contemporary genetics. Designed for the shorter, less comprehensive introductory course, Essential Genetics: A Genomic Perspective, Fifth Edition includes carefully chosen topics that provide a solid foundation to the basic understanding of gene mutation, expression, and regulation. New and updated sections on genetic analysis, molecular genetics, probability in genetics, and pathogenicity islands ensure that students are kept up-to-date on current key topics. The text also provides students with a sense of the social and historical context in which genetics has developed. The updated companion web site provides numerous study tools, such as animated flashcards, crosswords, practice quizzes and more! New and expanded end-of-chapter material allows for a mastery of key genetics concepts and is ideal for homework assignments and in-class discussion.
* New Areas of Coverage Include:
- Concepts of genetic analysis and mutants
- Probability in genetic analysis in a new section
- New information on molecular genetics
- Current information on pathogenicity islands
* New end-of-chapter problems and newly worked-out exercises.
* An online companion website includes numerous study tools and learning resources.
* The Instructor's Toolkit CD-ROM includes a PowerPoint Image Bank, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, and Testbank, all of which can be used in most course management systems.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Genetic Code of Genes and Genomes
Chapter 2 Transmission Genetics: Heritage from Mendel
Chapter 3 The Chromosomal Basis of Heredity
Chapter 4 Gene Linkage and Genetic Mapping
Chapter 5 Human Chromosomes and Chromosome Behavior
Chapter 6 DNA Structure, Replication, and Manipulation
Chapter 7 The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses
Chapter 8 The Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression
Chapter 9 Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Regulation
Chapter 10 Genomics, Proteomics, and Genetic Engineering
Chapter 11 The Genetic Control of Development
Chapter 12 Molecular Mechanisms of Mutation and DNA Repair
Chapter 13 Protein degradation also helps regulate the cell cycle
Chapter 14 Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics
Chapter 15 The Genetic Basis of Complex Inheritance
About the Author(s)
Daniel L. Hartl, PhD - Harvard University
Daniel L. Hartl is Higgins Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 scientific articles and 20 books in genetics, genomics, molecular evolution, and population genetics. He has served as president of the Genetics Society of America and the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. He has also served as Chairman of his department at Harvard. He is was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. His research interests include evolutionary genomics, molecular evolution and population genetics.