Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: Genetics

Editor: Solway andrew
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Brown Bear Books Ltd

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-78121-091-8
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 40
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Describes the principles of molecular biology and genetics, including information on DNA, genetic engineering, sexual and asexual reproduction, and cloning.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Units of Life
  • Inside the Nucleus
  • Tracking Down Molecules
  • Making the Message
  • Passing on the Message
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Proteins and Amino Acids
  • The Genetic Code
  • Translating the Code
  • Switching Genes On and Off
  • Programming Development
  • The Limits of Life
  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Determination of Sex
  • Reproduction without Sex
  • Mendel's Breakthrough
  • Mixing the Genes
  • Evolution by Natural Selection
  • Genetic Drift
  • Variation and Survival
  • Strategies for Survival
  • The Rise and Fall of Species
  • Species and Other Kin
  • Shared Evolution
  • The Record in the Rocks
  • The Earliest Life Forms
  • An Explosion of Life
  • Life Moves onto Land
  • Winners and Losers
  • The Evolution of Humankind
  • Engineering New Life
  • Finding the Genes
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Living Factories
  • Cloning
  • The New Farming Revolution
  • Glossary
  • Further Research