1. The Genetic Approach to Biology PART 1: TRANSMISSION GENETICS 2. Single-Gene Inheritance 3. Independent Assortment of Genes 4. Mapping Eukaryote Chromosomes by Recombination 5. The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses 6. Gene Interaction PART 11: FROM DNA TO PHENOTYPE 7. DNA: Structure and Replication 8. RNA: Transcription and Processing 9. Proteins and Their Synthesis 10. Gene Isolation and Manipulation 11. Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteria and Their Viruses 12. Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 13. The Genetic Control of Development 14. Genomics and Genomics PART III: MUTATION, VARIATION, AND EVOLUTION 15. The Dynamic Genomic 16. Mutation and Repair 17. Large-Scale Chromosomal Changes 18. Population Genetics 19. The Inheritance of Complex Traits 20. Evolution of Genes and Traits
Anthony Griffiths is Professor of Botany, Emeritus, at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on the developmental genetics of fungi, using the model fungus Neurospora crassa. He has served as President of the Genetics Society of Canada and Secretary-General of the International Genetics Federation. Susan R. Wessler is Distinguished Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, USA. Her research focuses on plant transposable elements and their contribution to gene and genome evolution. Wessler was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1998. As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, she developed and teaches a series of Dynamic Genome Courses where undergraduates can experience the excitement of scientific discovery. Sean B. Caroll is Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, USA. Carroll is a leader in the field of evolutionary developmental biology and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007. He is also the author of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, The Making of the Fittest, and Remarkable Creatures (a finalist for the National Book Award, non-fiction, 2009). John Doebley is Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He studies the genetics of crop domestication, using the methods of population and quantitative genetics. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003 and served as the President of the American Genetic Association in 2005.
"The author does an excellent job of showing how genetics is used today (one of the major strengths of the text)." - Kurt Dubear Kroening, University of Wisconsin, USA "Its major strength is reflected in its title: that it introduces students to genetics as a mode of analysis. Not all students will become practicing geneticists, but what they can take away from learning through this text is how to construct knowledge by analyzing data and solving problems." - Lynn A. Petrullo, College of New Rochelle, USA