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Essentials of Genetics, Global Edition, 10th Edition

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  • William S Klug
  • Michael Cummings
  • Charlotte A. Spencer
  • Michael A Palladino
  • Darrell Killian
  • 9781292350424
  • 10th edition | Published by Pearson - Copyright © 2020


Known for its focus on conceptual understanding, problem solving, and practical application, Essentials of Genetics explores key ideas and the latest breakthroughs in genetics.

For all introductory genetics courses.

 Focus on essential genetic topics and explore the latest breakthroughs

Known for its focus on conceptual understanding, problem solving, and practical applications, the bestselling Essentials of Genetics strengthens problem-solving skills and explores the essential genetics topics that today’s students need to understand. The 10th Edition has been extensively updated to provide comprehensive coverage of important, emerging topics such as CRISPR-Cas, epigenetics, and genetic testing. Additionally, a new Special Topics chapter covers Advances in Neurogenetics with a focus on Huntington Disease, and new essays on Genetics, Ethics, and Society emphasize ethical considerations that genetics is bringing into everyday life.


1. Introduction to Genetics
2. Mitosis and Meiosis
3. Mendelian Genetics
4. Modification of Mendelian Ratios
5. Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes
6. Chromosome Mutations: Variation in Number and Arrangement
7. Linkage and Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes
8. Genetic Analysis and Mapping in Bacteria and Bacteriophages
9. DNA Structure and Analysis
10. DNA Replication
11. Chromosome Structure and DNA Sequence Organization
12. The Genetic Code and Transcription
13. Translation and Proteins
14. Gene Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposition
15. Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteria
16. Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
17. Recombinant DNA Technology
18. Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Proteomics
19. The Genetics of Cancer
20. Quantitative Genetics and Multifactorial Traits
21. Population and Evolutionary Genetics

Special Topics in Modern Genetics
1. Epigenetics
2. Genetic Testing
3. Gene Therapy
4. Advances in Neurogenetics: The Study of Huntington Disease
5. DNA Forensics
6. Genetically Modified Foods
7. Genomics and Precision Medicine

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