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The Evolution of Genetics
1st Edition - January 1, 1965
Author: Arnold W. Ravin
Editor: Alvin Nason
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The Evolution of Genetics provides a review of the development of genetics. It is not intended as a history of the science of heredity. By a brief and general survey, however, it… Read more
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The Evolution of Genetics provides a review of the development of genetics. It is not intended as a history of the science of heredity. By a brief and general survey, however, it seeks to show the connections of past to present research, and of current discoveries to future investigations. The book opens with a chapter on the legacy of classical genetics. This is followed by separate chapters on the use of microorganisms in molecular genetics; the structure and replication of genetic material; mutation and recombination of genetic material; the heterocatalytic function of genetic material; and concludes with a discussion of the future of genetics. Undergraduates considering a career of teaching or research in biology, students who are embarking on graduate studies in biology, professional biologists working in fields other than genetics but interested in current research on heredity, and laymen who have had some education in biology and have a continued interest in biological science may find something useful in this book.
PrefaceChapter I The Legacy of Classical Genetics The Concept of the Gene Interaction of Alleles and of Nonallelic Genes The Relation of Gene to Character Localization of the Gene on the Chromosome The Universality of Genetic Theory A Genetic Theory of Evolution The Role of the Cytoplasm in Heredity The Questions Raised by Classical GeneticsChapter II The Use of Microorganisms in Molecular Genetics Molecular Specificity and Organization within the Cell Mutation and Adaptation in Microorganisms The Mode of Genetic Recombination in Higher Organisms The Mode of Genetic Recombination in Molds Modes of Genetic Recombination in Bacteria: Transformation Modes of Genetic Recombination in Bacteria: Lysogeny and Lysogenic Conversion; Bacteriophage Recombination Modes of Genetic Recombination in Bacteria: Conjugation Modes of Genetic Recombination in Bacteria: Transduction Modes of Genetic Recombination in Bacteria: SexductionChapter III The Structure and Replication of Genetic Material Selective Systems for Detecting Rare Mutations and Recombinations The Divisibility of the Gene The Structure of DNA The Replication of DNA The In Vitro Synthesis of DNA The Cistron, Muton, and Recon in Molecular TermsChapter IV Mutation and Recombination of Genetic Material Theoretical Basis of Mutagenesis The Mutagenic Action of Base Analogues The Chemical Alteration of Bases In Vitro Mutations by the Deletion or Addition of Nucleotides to the DNA Molecule Recombination at the Molecular Level The Mechanism of Molecular Recombination The Anomalies of Molecular Recombination The Molecular Model of Mutation and Recombination: a SummaryChapter V The Heterocatalytic Function of Genetic Material The Genetic Code The Indirect Action of the Genetic Code: the Role of RNA Experimental Verification of the Messenger Model of Protein Synthesis Colinearity of the Structural Gene with the Polypeptide It Determines Proteins as Aggregates and the Phenomenon of Complementation Intergenic Suppression Regulator GenesChapter VI The Future of Genetics: Today's Unsolved Problems The Genes and the Cytoplasm in Morphogenesis Behavior, an Aspect of Development DNA and the Chromosome Recombination, Crossing-Over, and Chromosomal Rearrangements Mutation, Chromosomal Rearrangements, and Evolution Concluding ArgumentReferencesIndex