This lecture note covers the following
topics: Mendelian inheritance, Mendelian genetics, Meiosis and the Chromosome
theory, Gene mapping, Mutations and mutagenesis, Cytogenetics, Gene regulation,
Genetic interaction, Population genetics, Genetic diseases, Developmental
The word genetics, coined by William Bateson, is derived
from the Latin word genesis, which means birth. Genetics is the study of
heredity and variation. Heredity refers to the transmission of genetic
information, more precisely genes, from parents to offspring. This PDF
Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics covers the following topics related to
Genetics : Inrtoduction, Earlier Concepts of Heredity, Cytology, Chromosome
Morphology, Molecular Structure of Chromosome, Special Types of Chromosomes,
Cell Division, Sexual Reproduction, Mendelian Genetics, Gene Action, Principles
of Dominance, Lethal Genes, Epistasis / Gene Interaction, Multiple Alleles,
Qualitative and Quantitative Characters, Polygenic Inheritance, Linkage,
Crossing Over, Genetic and Physical Map, Sex Determination, Sex Determination in
Humanbeings, Mutation, Chromosomal Aberrations, the Structure of Dna, Dna
Replication, Rna as Genetic Material, the Genetic Code, Central Dogma of
Molecular Biology, Transcription and Translation, Regulation of Gene Expression,
Fine Structure of Genes, etc.
Author(s): T. Sabesan, K. Saravanan, S. Suganthi,
This note covers the
following topics: quantitative versus qualitative genetics, Hardy-Weinberg law
for gene frequency stability in large populations, Relationship and inbreeding,
Estimation of breeding values, Inbreeding, crossing and bred structure,
Chromosomes and chromosome aberrations, Genetics on hair and coat colour in
mammals, Estimating- and biotechnology and disease resistance.
The objective of this note is have a
greater awareness and appreciation of classical and molecular genetics with
emphasis on genetic material and its formation, transmission, function and
organization. Topics covered includes: historical perspective of genetics,
inheritance patterns and the chromosomal basis of heredity, sex chromosomes in
sex determination and sexual dimorphism, cells reproduce through DNA and nucleic
acids, DNA transcribes into RNA that ultimately translates into protein,
prokaryotic and eukaryotic genes, genetic basis of cancer and how it relates to
the cell cycle.
This book explains
the following topics: Mendelian analysis, The chromosomal theory of inheritance,
The chromosomal theory of inheritance, Brown Symposium, Chromosome Mutation,
Structure of DNA, Recombinant DNA techniques, Applications of recombinant DNA
techniques, Population genetics and Quantitative genetics.
Advanced Genetics provides an overview of
basic concepts and techniques in genetics and their use in answering fundamental
questions in biology. The lectures focus primarily on studies carried out in
yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, mouse, and humans to illustrate the power of
genetics as an experimental tool.
University Department of Genetics
Medical genetics involves the
application of genetic principles in the practice of medicine. Medical genetics
encompasses diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases, study of inheritance of
diseases in families, mapping of disease genes to their chromosome locations,
study of the molecular genetics and pathogenesis of inherited disorders,
provision of genetic counseling for families, and recently, investigations of
methods for gene therapy. Topics covered includes: Mendelian Genetics, Non-Mendelian
Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics, Dysmorphology, Genetic Counseling, Prenatal
Diagnosis, Clinical DNA Diagnosis, Cancer Genetics, Problem Solving in Genetics,
Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Genetics.
The first Section
of this book provides readers with background and several methodologies for
understanding genetic disorders. Genetic defects, diagnoses and treatments of
the respective unifactorial and multifactorial genetic disorders are reviewed in
the second and third Sections.
This book contains important findings about the physiology
and genetics of Helicobacter pylori are summarized in this volume, it also
includes sections on epidemiology, bacteriology, bacterial virulence and
pathogenic mechanisms, pathogenesis in the host, diagnosis and treatment, animal
models, and other Helicobacter species.
Author(s): Harry LT Mobley, George L Mendz,
and Stuart L Hazell
The textbook Genomes, by Terence A.
Brown, is available online and provides insight into genomics with the
traditional approach to gene expression. The integrated approach of this book
provides a teaching resource for modern molecular biology.
This note covers the following topics: Children
resemble their parents, Genes come in pairs, Some genes are dominant, Genetic
inheritance, Genes are real things, cells arise from pre-existing cells, Sex
cells, Specialized chromosomes determine gender, Chromosomes carry genes,
Evolution begins with the inheritance of gene variation, Mendelian laws apply to
human beings, Genetic organization and control.