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Genetics, Agriculture, and Biotechnology

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Walter Suza, Iowa State University

Donald Lee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Iowa State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jessica Baggerman, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Huntington University on 6/20/22

While this text covers a large majority of genetics related to plants/agronomy, there is no information about genetics in animals/livestock. While the book description covers this, the title is misleading. While there is no index, the table of... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. Mitosis and Meiosis
  • 2. DNA: The Genetic Material
  • 3. DNA Mutations
  • 4. PCR and Gel Electrophoresis
  • 5. Gene Expression: Transcription
  • 6. Gene Expression: Translation
  • 7. Gene Expression: Applied Example (Part 1)
  • 8. Gene Expression: Applied Example (Part 2)
  • 9. Regulation of Gene Expression
  • 10. Genetic Pathways
  • 11. Recombinant DNA Technology
  • 12. Genetic Engineering
  • 13. Introduction to Mendelian Genetics
  • 14. Deviations from Mendelian Genetics: Linkage (Part 1)
  • 15. Deviations from Mendelian Genetics: Linkage (Part 2)

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  • About the Book

    This textbook provides an introduction to plant genetics and biotechnology for the advancement of agriculture. A clear and structured introduction to the topic for learners new to the field of genetics, the book includes: an introduction to the life cycle of the cell, DNA and how it relates to genes and chromosomes, DNA analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, and transmission genetics.

    About the Contributors


    Walter Suza: Suza is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Iowa State University. He teaches courses on Genetics and Crop Physiology in the Department of Agronomy. In addition to co-developing courses for the ISU Distance MS in Plant Breeding Program, Suza also served as the director of Plant Breeding e-Learning in Africa Program ​(PBEA) for 8 years. With PBEA, Suza helped provide access to open educational resources on topics related to the genetic improvement of crops. His research is on the metabolism and physiology of plant sterols.

    Donald Lee: Lee is a Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For 30 years, he has taught Introductory Genetics, Crop and Weed Genetics, and Crop Genetic Engineering. His research is on detection and assessment of molecular genetic variation in crops, weeds and native plants, and development of Internet resources for teaching genetics to a wide variety of learners.

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