Genetics: Analysis and Principles 13 9780073525341
Genetics: Analysis and Principles

Genetics: Analysis and Principles

Grade Levels: 13
By Robert Brooker
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 10, 2014
MHID: 0073525340
ISBN 13: 9780073525341

  • Price :
  • Qty :
  • Total :

The purchase quantity range should be 1-29 for this product.

New Features

Flipping the Classroom A recent trend in science education that makes the classroom learner-centered as oppsed to teacher-centered. This typically gives students more responsibility for understanding the textbook material on their own. Overall, the pedagogy of Genetics, Analysis & Principles, fifth edition, has been designed to foster student learning. Instead of being a collection of “facts and figures,” the text is intended to be an engaging and motivating textbook in which formative assessment allows students to move ahead and learn the material in a productive way.

Formative Assessment A large part of Flipping the Classroom, Foramative Assessment allows students to gauge how well they are mastering the material. Formative Assessment is provided in multiple ways:

  • Section-Ending Multiple Choice Questions
  • Concept Check Questions for figures
  • Extensive End -0f-Chapter Questions
  • Additional Questions at text website
  • Connect and LearnSmart

    Chapter Organization Many chapters have been divided into more sections that are shorter in length allowing students to see the big picture of each topic while also providing more formative assessment.

    Two NEW Chapters Although the overall length of the fifth edition is no longer than the previous edition, two new chapters have been added: Chapter 16. Eukaryotic Gene Regulation II: Epigenetics and Regulation at the RNA Level; and Chapter 17 Genetics of Viruses.

    LearnSmart and SmartBook Offered for the first time in Genetics! LearnSmart is an integrated feature of Connect and provides students with a GPS (Guided Path to Success) in the course. Using artificial intelligence, LearnSmart intelligently assesses a student's knowledge of course content through a series of adaptive questions and maps out a personalized study plan for success. SmartBook engages students with a personalized reading experiences, highlighting what content the student needs to study by identifying what they know, what they don't know and what they are most likely to forget.

  • Key Features

    Art Program! Every illustration has been rendered with four goals in mind: 1. Completeness - For most figures, it should be possible to understand an experiment or genetic concept by looking at the illustration alone.
    2. Clarity - The figures have been extensively reviewed by students and instructors. This has helped avoid drawing things that may be confusing or unclear.
    3. Consistency - Recurring elements and colors have all been coordinated to provide a consistent art program.
    4. Realism - An important goal of the second edition has been to make each figure as realistic as possible. For example, when drawing macroscopic elements (e.g. fruit flies, pea plants, etc.), the illustrations have been based on real images, not on cartoon-like simplifications.

    Unifying theme - the relationship between genes and traits - appears throughout the text and reinforces the relationship between abstract concepts and concrete physical expressions. This theme is called out with blue type in several figure legends in each chapter

    Classic experiments in transmission and molecular genetics are highlighted in each chapter, with a strong emphasis on the scientific method. In each chapter 1-2 experiments are broken into five steps: Background observations, the Hypothesis, Testing the Hypothesis, the Data, and Interpreting the Data (denoted with gold bars).

    Conceptual and experimental themes are used in text discussions (see Testing the Hypothesis sections in each chapter) and end-of-chapter material (both in chapter summaries and problem sets)

    Problem sets are broken into three parts.
    1. Conceptual questions test students' understanding of basic genetic principles.
    2. Experimental questions test their ability to analyze data, design experiments, and appreciate the relevance of experimental techniques.
    3. Student discussion/collaboration questions

    Genetics: Analysis and Principles

    1 Overview of Genetics
    2 Mendelian Inheritance  
    3 Chromosome Transmission During Cell Division and Sexual Reproduction
    4 Extensions of Mendelian Inheritance
    5 Non-Mendelian Inheritance  
    6 Genetic Linkage and Mapping in Eukaryotes  
    7 Genetic Transfer and Mapping in Bacteria and Bacteriophages  
    8 Variation in Chromosome Structure and Number  
    9 Molecular Structure of DNA and RNA  
    10 Chromosome Organization and Molecular Structure  
    11 DNA Replication  
    12 Gene Transcription and RNA Modification  
    13 Translation of mRNA  
    14 Gene Regulation in Bacteria
    15 Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes I: Transcriptional Regulation  
    16 Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes II: Epigenetics and Regulation at the RNA Level 
    17 Genetics of Viruses   
    18 Gene Mutation and DNA Repair  
    19 Recombination and Transposition at the Molecular Level  
    20 DNA Technology  
    21 Biotechnology  
    22 Genomics I: Analysis of DNA  
    23 Genomics II: Functional Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics  
    24 Medical Genetics and Cancer  
    25 Developmental Genetics  
    26 Population Genetics  
    27 Quantitative Genetics  
    28 Evolutionary Genetics  

    About the Author

    Robert Brooker

    Rob Brooker (Ph.D., Yale University) received his B.A. in biology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, in 1978. At Harvard, he studied lactose permease, the product of the lacY gene of the lac operon. He continues working on transporters at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and has an active research laboratory. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brooker teaches undergraduate courses in biology, genetics, and cell biology. In addition to many other publications, he has written two undergraduate genetics texts published by McGraw-Hill: Genetics: Analysis & Principles, 4th edition, copyright 2012, and Concepts of Genetics, copyright 2012.