Essentials of Genetics

Pragya Khanna

ISBN: 9789389520774

496 pages

INR 505


The book covers both the classical and molecular fields of Genetics to enable the students to form an integrated overview of the genetic principles. During the past couple of decades the science of Genetics has grown at an unprecedented pace and the purpose of this book is to provide up-to-date basic information on the subject that emphasizes the multifaceted complex questions of life. The chapters are descriptive, explicit and provided with relevant material that is organized in a way so as to provide logical and consistent transition of classical genetics into modern genetics.


  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Structure and Organization of Chromosomes
  • Cell Mechanics
  • Genetic Material: Properties and Replication
  • Function of Genetic Material
  • Mendelian Genetics
  • Sex Determination and Sex Linkage
  • Extrachromosomal Inheritance
  • Variations in Chromosome Structure
  • Variations in Chromosome Number
  • Mutations
  • Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes
  • Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
  • Genetic Control of Metabolism
  • Cancer  
  • Human Genetics
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Current Trends and Future Prospects in Genetics
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index.



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