1 Introduction to Genetics
2 Chromosomes and Cellular Reproduction
3 Basic Principles of Heredity
4 Sex Determination and Sex-Linked Characteristics
5 Extensions and Modifications of Basic Principles
6 Pedigree Analysis, Applications, and Genetic Testing
7 Linkage, Recombination, and Eukaryotic Gene Mapping
8 Chromosome Variation
9 Bacterial and Viral Genetic Systems
10 DNA: The Chemical Nature of the Gene
11 Chromosome Structure and Organelle DNA
12 DNA Replication and Recombination
14 RNA Molecules and RNA Processing
15 The Genetic Code and Translation
16 Control of Gene Expression in Bacteria
17 Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
18 Gene Mutations and DNA Repair
19 Molecular Genetic Analysis and Biotechnology
20 Genomics and Proteomics
22 Developmental Genetics and Immunogenetics
23 Cancer Genetics
24 Quantitative Genetics
25 Population Genetics
26 Evolutionary Genetics
With Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Ben Pierce brings a master teacher’s experiences to the introductory genetics textbook, clarifying this complex subject by focusing on the big picture of genetics concepts and how those concepts connect to one another.
The 7th edition continues this mission by expanding upon the powerful pedagogy and tools that have made this title so successful. New question types, more learning guidelines for students, and an updated art program round out a powerful text, and improvements to the online resources in SaplingPlus give students the conceptual and problem solving understanding they need for success. SaplingPlus features:
- Questions with hints/feedback/solutions (now Flash-free and in HTML 5)
- Some EOC questions are in Sapling Plus
- LearningCurve: Adaptive quizzing to get students prepared for class.
- Tutorial-style questions: that walk students step by step through a problem (with a new look in HTML5)
- Reading Quizzes: a quick quiz to test if your students have read the book
- Nature articles (with assessment questions) embedded at key points in the text
- Problem Solving Videos
- Math readiness assignment - to help students brush up on key math and stats skills needed to be successful in genetics
New to this Edition
- Connecting Problems allow students to connect concepts across chapters. These questions ask students to integrate what they have learned over several chapters, and to apply what they learned to problem solving.
- Concept Mapping Exercises help students conceptually map out topics within a chapter. The exercises ask students toÂ map out concepts discussed in the chapter, including key terms and describing how they are connected.
- End-of-chapter Learning Objectives help frame the concepts covered in each section.
About the Author
Benjamin Pierce is Professor of Biology and holder of the Lillian Nelson Pratt Chair at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he teaches courses in genetics and evolution. He previously taught at Connecticut College and Baylor University. Ben is a population geneticist who conducts ecological and evolutionary research on amphibians. He has authored a number of articles in research journals and several books.