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.
This lecture note discusses the principles
of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of
molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. Topics covered
includes: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological
variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population
genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation
and inherited disease.
Author(s): Prof. Chris Kaiser, Prof. Gerald Fink, Prof.
Leona Samson and Dr. Michelle Mischke
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
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.
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
Genes and Disease is a collection of
articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. These genetic
disorders are organized by the parts of the body that they affect. As some
diseases affect various body systems, they appear in more than one chapter.
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