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Biological Sciences: Genetics
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Essentials of Genetics
by Heidi Chial, et al. - NPG Education , 2009
Essentials of Genetics is a guided introduction to many key concepts in genetics, from DNA structure and function to population genetics. It provides an excellent reference for students or lifelong learners and can be a teaching tool for faculty.
by Idah Sithole-Niang - InTech , 2013
The book covers a wide range of topics in genetic engineering of microorganisms, plants and animals: the genetic engineering of microorganisms to produce antibiotics, the gene targeting and transformation in plants, and much more.
Statistical Genetics and Evolution of Quantitative Traits
by Richard A. Neher, Boris I. Shraiman - arXiv , 2011
This review provides a simplified exposition of the concept and mathematics of Quasi-Linkage Equilibrium (QLE) which is central to the statistical description of genotypes in sexual populations. We discuss under what circumstances QLE is applicable.
Mathematical Population Genetics
by Warren J Ewens - Cornell University , 2006
These notes are intended to give background material in mathematical population genetics. Some standard genetical terms are used: gene, genotype, allele, (gene) locus, haploid, diploid, homozygote, heterozygote, heterozygosity, monoecious, etc.
The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
by R. A. Fisher - At The Clarendon Press , 1930
Providing a synthesis of Darwinian selection and Mendelian genetics and marking a turning point in the development of evolutionary thought, this work is one of the most frequently cited references in modern evolutionary biology.
Maternal Control of Development in Vertebrates
by Florence L. Marlow - Morgan & Claypool Publishers , 2010
This review provides an overview of fundamental aspects of oocyte and early embryonic development and the interference and genetic approaches that have provided access to maternally regulated aspects of vertebrate development.
Calculating the Secrets of Life
by Eric S. Lander, Michael S. Waterman - National Academies Press , 1995
Leading experts look at how mathematical methods have made possible important discoveries in biology. Explores how differential geometry, topology, and differential mechanics have allowed researchers to unwind and understand DNA's double helix.
Metagenomics: Sequences from the Environment
- National Library of Medicine , 2006
Metagenomics is the functional and sequence-based analysis of the collective microbial genomes that are contained in an environmental sample. This text is developed by NCBI from metagenome projects submitted to the Genomes Projects database.
by Nicholas H. Bergman - Humana Press Inc. , 2007
A collection of robust protocols for molecular biologists beginning to use comparative genomic analysis tools in a variety of areas. The available chapters describe National Center for Biotechnology Information resources available to the public.
The New Genetics
- NIGMS , 2006
An introduction to genetics. From the table of contents: Foreword; How Genes Work; RNA and DNA Revealed: New Roles, New Rules; Life's Genetic Tree; Genes Are Us; 21st-Century Genetics; Glossary; Poster: Living Laboratories.
by Catherine Baker - AAAS , 2004
An introduction to how genes and environments interact through development to shape differences in mood, personality, and intelligence. An introduction for non-scientists to the behavioral genetics and its broader ethical and social implications.
Genetics and Molecular Biology
by Robert Schleif - The Johns Hopkins University Press , 1993
Schleif presents the fundamental concepts of molecular biology with clear explanations and critical analysis of well-chosen experiments. The result is a concise and practical approach that offers students a real understanding of the subject.
Justice and the Human Genome Project
by Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé - University of California Press , 1994
This book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers.
by Kent Holsinger - University of Connecticut , 2008
This is an introduction to the field of population genetics, the branch of evolutionary biology concerned with the genetic structure of populations and how it changes through time. You need to know some basic algebra and probability theory.
Sequence - Evolution - Function: Computational Approaches in Comparative Genomics
by Eugene V. Koonin, Michael Y. Galperin - Springer , 2002
An introduction to the computational approaches that play a critical role in the emerging new branch of biology known as functional genomics. Perfect for introductory level courses in computational methods for comparative and functional genomics.
Structural Biology and Functional Genomics
by E. Morton Bradbury, Sándor Pongor - Springer , 2007
A survey of structural biology and functional genomics for researchers. Topics included are chromosome and chromatin organisation, DNA and RNA structures, DNA flexibility, supercoiling, strategies for large scale structural analysis, and more.
Extreme Genetic Enginering: An Introduction to Synthetic Biology
- ETC Group , 2007
This text covers synbio basics, gives an introduction to five major areas of research in synthetic biology, presents implications of synthetic biology, and gives a case study: microbial production of artemisinin to treat malaria.