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Published: 10 July 2014

580 Pages | 380 colour illustrations and photographs


ISBN: 9780199651818

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Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology Undergraduate Textbook Prize 2015

Genetic Analysis

Genes, Genomes, and Networks in Eukaryotes

Second Edition

Philip Meneely

  • The logic and strategy of genetic analysis in one semester. Applies the combined power of molecular biology, genetics, and genomics to solve biological questions.
  • Uses established principles of genetics as methods to analyse larger problems in biology.
  • Illustrates the concepts of key analytical tools with carefully selected examples from a range of model organisms, and encourages the reader to look beyond the examples to see how these tools apply to a wide range of biological problems.
  • Covers the latest and most powerful experimental tools to provide a state-of-the-art review of the field, giving insights into gene networks and interactions.
  • Text boxes and extended case studies enable the reader to fully get to grips with how genetic tools can be used to understand biological systems.
  • The Online Resource Centre features additional materials for teachers and students, enhancing the educational value of the text.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter in Unit I, Genomes, Chromosomes, and Epigenetics, places the genome into the context of chromosome structure, with discussion of epigenetics and ENCODE.
  • Unit II has been substantially revised in light of the availability of whole genomes, with examples of exome sequencing and genome-wide mutant screens thoroughly discussed.
  • Unit III comprises three new chapters dealing with genome-wide association studies, complex traits, and the genetic structure of natural populations.
  • Unit IV now includes a discussion of genome-wide analysis of gene interactions in yeast, as well as a new chapter focusing on the relationship between genotype and phenotype in the context of personal genomics.
  • Coverage of human genetics has been expanded with further examples from human genetic diversity and disease, reflecting the enormous advances made in these areas.
  • Further reading sections are now included at the end of chapters, to offer guidance to those wishing to explore a topic in more depth.
  • Study questions, designed to be used alongside chapters and to offer different levels of challenge, have been added to the Online Resource Centre.

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