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Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Genetics - William D. Stansfield

Contents


Chapter 1 THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF HEREDITY
Genetics. Cells. Chromosomes. Cell division. Mendel's
laws. Gametogenesis. Life cycles.
Chapter 2 SINGLE-GENE INHERITANCE
Terminology. Allelic relationships. Single-gene (monofactorial)
crosses. Pedigree analysis. Probability theory.
24
Chapter 3 TWO OR MORE GENES
Independent assortment. Systems for solving dihybrid
crosses. Modified dihybrid ratios. Higher combinations.
47
Chapter 4 GENETIC INTERACTION
Two-factor interactions. Epistatic interactions. Nonepistatk
interactions. Interactions with three or more factors. Pleiotropism.
61
Chapter 5 THE GENETICS OF SEX
The importance of sex. Sex determining mechanisms. Sexlinked
inheritance. Variations of sex linkage. Sex-influenced
traits. Sex-limited traits. Sex reversal. Sexual phenomena
in plants.
80
Chapter 6 LINKAGE AND CHROMOSOME MAPPING 110
Recombination among linked genes. Genetic mapping.
Linkage estimates from F2 data. Use of genetic maps. Crossover
suppression. Tetrad analysis in ascomycetes. Recombination
mapping with tetrads. Mapping the human genome.
Chapter 7 STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS 159
The binomial expansion. The Poisson distribution. Testing
genetic ratios.
Chapter 8 CYTOGKNETICS 177
The union of cytology with genetics. Variation in chromosome
number. Variation in chromosome size. Variation in the arrangement
of chromosome segments. Variation in the number
of chromosomal segments. Variation in chromosome morphology.
Human cytogenetics.

Chapter 9 QUANTITATIVE GENETICS AND BREEDING
PRINCIPLES 209
Qualitative vs. quantitative traits. Quasi-quantitative traits.
The normal distribution. Types of gene action. Heritability.
Selection methods. Mating methods.
Chapter 10 POPULATION GENETICS 249
Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Calculating gene frequencies.
Testing a locus Tor equilibrium.
Chapter 11 THE BIOCHEMICAL BASIS OF HEREDITY 269
Nucleic acids. Protein .structure. Central dogma of molecular
biology. Genetic code. Protein synthesis. DNA replication.
Genetic recombination. Mutations. DNA repair.
Defining the gene.
Chapter 12 GENETICS OF BACTERIA AND
BACTERIOPHAGES 301
Bacteria. Characteristics of bacteria. Bacterial culture techniques.
Bacterial phenotypes and genotypes. Isolation of
bacterial mutations. Bacterial replication. Bacterial transcription.
Bacterial translation. Genetic recombination.
Regulation of bacterial gene activity. Transposable elements.
Mapping the bacterial chromosome. Bacteriophages. Characteristics
of all viruses. Characteristics of bacteriophages.
Bacteriophage life cycles. Transduction. Fine-structure mapping
of phage genes.
Chapter 13 MOLECULAR GENETICS 354
History. Instrumentation and techniques. Radioactive tracers.
Nucleic acid enzymology, DNA Manipulations. Isolation
of a specific DNA segment. Joining blunt-ended
fragments. Identifying the clone of interest. Expression vectors.
Phage vectors. Polymerase chain reaction. Sitespecific
mutagenesis. Polymorphisms. DNA Sequencing.
Enzyme method. Chemical method. Automated DNA sequencing.
The human genome project.
Chapter 14 THE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF EUCARYOT1C
CELLS AND THEIR VIRUSES 390
Quantity of DNA. Chromosome structure. Chromosome replication.
Organization of the nuclear genome. Gcnomic stability.
Gene expression. Regulation of gene expression.
Development. Organelles. Kucaryotic viruses. Cancer.

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