Principles of Genetics, 7th Edition

ISBN: 9781119142287

Principles of Genetics opens a window on the rapidly advancing science of genetics by showing exactly how genetics is done. Throughout, the authors incorporate a human emphasis and highlight the role of geneticists to keep you interested and motivated. The seventh edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments in the field of genetics. Principles of Genetics continues to educate today’s students for tomorrow’s science by focusing on features that aid in content comprehension and application.


  • The text has been completely updated to include some of the most current and important topics studied in Genetics.  Some of these include coverage of the Human Genome Project, human gene mapping, genetic disorders, gene therapy, and genetic counseling.
  • Content has been streamlined for ease of student use and comprehension.  Some topics were either eliminated or simplified in presentation. The focus is more on the key concepts and principles that are needed to be successful in this course.
D. Peter Snustad
University of Minnesota

Michael J. Simmons
University of Minnesota

1. The Science of Genetics
2. Cellular Reproduction
3. Mendelism: The Basic Principles of Inheritance
4. Extensions of Mendelism
5. The Chromosomal Basis of Mendelism
6. Variation in Chromosome Number and Structure
7. Linkage, Crossing Over, and Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes
8. The Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses
9. DNA and the Molecular Structure of Chromosomes
10. Replication of DNA ad Chromosomes
11. Transcription and RNA Processing
12. Translation and the Genetic Code
13. Mutation, DNA Repair, and Recombination
14. The Techniques of Molecular Gentics
15. Genomics
16. Applications of Molecular Genetics
17. Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes
18. Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
19. Inheritance of Complex Traits
20. Population Genetics
21. (Online)Transposable Genetic Elements
22. (Online) The Genetic Control of Animal Development
23. (Online) The Genetic Basis of Cancer
24. (Online) Evolutionary Genetics
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