A Text Book of Animal Genetics

P. Kanakaraj, International Book Distributing Company, 2007, Second Updated edition, viii, 514 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 8181892046, $0.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Preface. I. Introduction: 1. Introduction. 2. History and growth of modern genetics. 3. The physical basis of heredity. 4. Cell division. II. Mendelian genetics: 5. Mendelism. 6. Monohybridization. 7. Modified Mendelian ratio of 3:1. 8. Dihybrids. 9. The interaction of genes. 10. Modified two pair ratios. 11. Sex linked genes. 12. Sex influenced factors. 13. Sex limited genes. 14. Lethal factors. 15. Linkage and crossing over. 16. Multiple alleles. 17. Inheritance of multiple genes. III. Cytogenetics: 18. Chromosomal aberrations. 19. Determination of sex. IV. Molecular genetics: 20. Gene mutations. 21. Chemical basis of heredity. 22. Protein synthesis. V. Extranuclear genetics: 23. Cytoplasmic inheritance. VI. Population genetics: 24. Population genetics. 25. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. 26. Forces affecting Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. 27. Dispersive forces. 28. Values. 29. Variance. 30. Repeatability. 31. Heritability. 32. Correlation among traits. 33. Response to selection. 34. Inbreeding and cross breeding. VII. Biochemical genetics: 35. Biochemical genetics. VIII. Bacterial genetics: 36. Genetics of microorganisms. IX. Immunogenetics: 37. Immunogenetics. X. Developmental genetics: 38. Developmental genetics. XI. Applied genetics: 39. Genetic counselling. 40. Genetic engineering. 41. Glossary. 42. Index.

"Genetics is a fascinating field of biological science that offers a lot of scope for the welfare of mankind. While teaching the subject, the author became aware of the need for a simple book which could promote the understanding of the principles of Genetics among the students. This book is a complete introductory note containing divergent topics of Genetics under one cover. The subject has been presented in the sequence in which the discoveries in the Science of Genetics were made commencing with the Mendelian Genetics covering Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Population Genetics and culminating with the Applied Genetics. The text material is arranged in 12 parts and 40 chapters. Several examples and illustrations have been incorporated in all chapters. Many thought provoking questions and unsolved problems have been provided at the end of the chapters to enable the student to review the grasp on the subject and to serve as an aid for better understanding of the subject. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary on the subject."

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