Learning Basic Genetics with Interactive Computer Programs

Authors: Tseng, Charles C., Yang, Xiaoli

  • Includes a comprehensive and interactive learning program focused on chromosome simulation and model building
  • Intends to help students and their teachers learn more about genetics with greater ease and less anxiety
  • The karyotyping program used with this book was by the clinical genetics lab at the University of Chicago and Purdue University Calumet 
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About this Textbook

Traditionally, genetics laboratory exercises at the university level focus on mono- and dihybrid crosses and phenotypic analysis—exercises under traditional time, materials, and process constraints.  Lately, molecular techniques such as gene cloning, polymerase chain reactions (PCR), and bioinformatics are being included in many teaching laboratories—where affordable.  Human chromosome analysis, when present at all, has often been restricted to simple identification of chromosomes by number, through the usual “cut-and-paste” method. Although several online karyotyping (chromosome identification) programs have become available, they are not meaningful for studying the dynamics of the chromosome system, nor do they help students understand genetics as a discipline.

The software that accompanies this book has been shown to be an ideal tool for learning about genetics, which requires a combination of understanding, conceptualization, and practical experience.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: What Is Genetics?

    Tseng, Charles C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • DNA Structure: What Is DNA?

    Tseng, Charles C. (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Cell Cycle and DNA Replication: How Does DNA Replicate in Preparation for Cell Division?

    Tseng, Charles C. (et al.)

    Pages 37-91

  • PCR: How Do We Amplify DNA in the Laboratory?

    Tseng, Charles C. (et al.)

    Pages 93-110

  • Packaging DNA into Chromosomes: How Do the Long Threads of DNA Fit into the Small Interphase Nucleus?

    Tseng, Charles C. (et al.)

    Pages 111-129

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6083-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6082-4
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4084-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Basic Genetics with Interactive Computer Programs
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6083-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6083-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6082-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4084-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 261
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 388 illustrations in colour
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