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Schaum's Outline of Genetics, Fifth Edition (Schaum's Outline Series) [Paperback]

Susan Elrod , William Stansfield
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January 11, 2010 0071625038 978-0071625036 5
Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solvedproblems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you 450 fully solved problems Complete review of all course fundamentals Hundreds of examples with explanations of genetics concepts Exercises to help you test your mastery of genetics Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores! Topics include: The Physical Basis of Heredity; Patterns of Inheritance; The Biochemical Casis of Heredity; Genetic Interactions; The Genetics of Sex; Linkage and Chromosome Mapping; Cytogenetics; Quantitative Genetics; Population Genetics and Evolution; Genetics of Bacteria; Viruses, Transposable Elements, and Cancer; Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology; and The Molecular Biology of Eukaryotes Schaum's Outlines--Problem Solved.

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About the Author

Susan L. Elrod has degrees in biological sciences from California State University, Chico (B.S., 1986) and genetics from the University of California, Davis (Ph.D., 1995). Graduate work was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Novozymes Biotech, Inc., in Davis, California. Her research is focused on the molecular genetics of yeast and filamentous fungal systems, with a particular interest in industrial and environmental applications. She holds three patents and has published in the area of gene cloning and protein expression in Aspergillus oryzae. She has been an assistant professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, since 1997, where she teaches introductory microbiology, industrial microbiology and biotechnology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and the history of biology. William D. Stansfield has degrees in Agriculture (B.S., 1952), Education (M.A., 1960), and Genetics (M.S., 1962; Ph.D., 1963; University of California at Davis). His published research is in immunogenetics, twinning, and mouse genetics. From 1957 to 1959 he was an instructor in high school vocational in agriculture. He was a faculty member of the Biological Sciences Department of California Polytechnic State University from 1963 to 1992 and is now Emeritus Professor. He has written university-level textbooks in evolution and serology/immunology, and has coauthored a dictionary of genetics.

Product Details

  • Series: Schaum's Outlines
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 5 edition (January 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071625038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071625036
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE December 14, 2011
By Danly
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Recommend to anyone taking university level genetics, studying for the MCATS, even those taking higher level genetics courses or courses that involve genetic analysis. I read this little book 10000000x more than I read the assigned textbook. Almost everything was in here content-wise. Highly recommend this book, definitely helped me get an A in genetics!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Information is good, but I've found 20+ errors... January 22, 2013
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I'm about 400 pages through the book and have found 20+ errors. I have the iBook version, so maybe something was "lost in translation from the source document to the ePub format, but I doubt that's the case. Some errors are as simple as two words run together (such as "agene" instead of "a gene"), and others are blatant errors that will confuse somebody not already familiar with the subject. For example, I came across at least one Punnett square with the wrong nomenclature in the horizontal header cells/vertical header cells (ie: If you're doing a dihybrid cross of "Bb x Bb", they might have put "BB" in the horizontal header boxes and "Bb" in the vertical header boxes (the horizontal being incorrect)). I also found some mathematical errors. If I remember correctly, in figuring out the probability of phenotypes, one of the equations was "3(1/2)(1/2) = 3/8"...simple stuff like that, that if you're paying attention you'll recognize as wrong...but if you're new to genetics and you're a little foggy, might confuse you alot.

I've emailed (20+ times, one for each error found) the editor/contact person at the publisher who is in charge of this book and have not received one reply. Maybe they just don't care.

Overall, the book has a lot of good information and it's well organized.
If you're familiar with the subject, just be on the lookout for errors.
If you're unfamiliar with the subject, maybe contact the publisher to see if they've revised the errors I've submitted to them (Jan 2013). I'd hate to see somebody taking the DAT, MCAT, PCAT, OAT or a Genetics class get something wrong on a test because the book had a typo that changed the student's understanding of the subject.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Study Guide!!! March 21, 2011
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Great supplemental source for your genetics textbook. Sums everything up to read while studying for an exam along with additional problems. Has a bunch of problems with solutions, and plenty to practice with and answers are provided. Highly recommend it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Study Guide! May 23, 2011
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This was an excellent study guide that went along with my genetics textbook. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is currently or will be taking a genetics course in the future...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful! March 22, 2013
By mandms
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I really like this book, it has a lot of great practice problems to help you prepare for exams and to make sure you understand the material. This is useful for anyone who wants assistance in a college fundamental genetics course.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typos Galore! February 9, 2013
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This book is pretty good for understanding genetic problems but it is filled with typos! If you get a different answer than the book, I would go with the answer you figured out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! March 21, 2014
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Excellent guide. Has helped me with the homework, quizzes and tests. Most recently, the guide helped me get an A on midterm. Highly recommended for those like me who may need further instruction on the topic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read February 11, 2014
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I liked it and makes much more sense than my class (Advanced Genetics) textbook, though I had to drop the class because I could not keep up with the statistics. I wish I had at the beginning the semester. I'll be better prepared next time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Well summarized, could have used some more complex problems.
Very good summery of the material covered in my 300 level university course. I would ask for some more difficult problems to work through though.
Published 9 months ago by Melissa Hermes
2.0 out of 5 stars It was simply a "crammer's guide
It was poorly written because it was designed for the sole purpose of passing an exam in genetics. This was not made clear in the Amazon description of its contents. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Leefowlers
2.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you need this
I was enrolled in university level genetics class and NEVER opened this book and aced the class. I'm not sure if I have a knack for genetics or I'm just that good (j/k sort of),... Read more
Published 10 months ago by usmc81hog
2.0 out of 5 stars not needed
it actually complicated the subject a lot more and does not really cover the entire course, just buy the book for your class!
Published 12 months ago by alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars For me, this was the perfect text
I've used Schaum's Outlines ever since I was a student and they have provided basic information on a range of topics. I like that I can rely on them. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Julius Weber
3.0 out of 5 stars Good only for its exercises
The theoric content of this book is poor, but the amount and depth of the exercises make it worth the price.
Published 17 months ago by Carlos
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This was a gift for a friend and it came delivered as described. Thank you! I would order again in the future!
Published 17 months ago by Susan Orr
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
I took genetics in college. In those days we were taught about the Central Dogma. Information went from DNA to RNA to some protein. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Patrick L. Boyle
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