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Basic Genetics

A Primer Covering Molecular Composition of Genetic Material, Gene Expression and Genetic Engineering, and Mutations and Human Genetic Disorders, 2nd Edition

by Ahmed Abouelmagd & Hussein M. Ageely


Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2013
Pages: 288
ISBN-10: 1612331920
ISBN-13: 9781612331928
Categories: Biology & Animal SciencesTextbooks & Study GuidesPhysics & Chemistry


Basic Genetics is a concise introductory textbook that focuses not only on understanding and explaining the main points of genetics, but also upon covering the required essential traditional subjects in the field. The main goal of this textbook is to help first year students who are taking their first course in human genetics to understand the different topics within genetics. It is of particular interest for those who are preparing themselves to study medicine or other medical sciences. This textbook presents only the essential required information.

Some of the different subjects included in the eight chapters are: cell cycle and cellular division, Mendelian principles of heredity, the molecular basis of genetic material, gene expression and gene expression control, genetic variations and genetic engineering, as well as human genetics. In addition, Basic Genetics contains multiple choice questions covering each topic and their answers. These questions are absolutely essential for students' self- assessment. These different topics of basic genetics have also been illustrated by simple diagrams in full color.

About the Author

Dr. A. Abouelmagd is a professor of medical biology and coordinator of medical biology modules in the faculty of medicine, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also a professor of Cell and Tissue in the faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Assiut, Egypt. He is a graduate of the University of Assiut, Egypt where he received his Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences, and his MD in the field of Cell and Tissue. After five years in the Institute of Anatomy, faculty of Medicine of Regensburg University, Germany, he received his PhD in the field of Cell and Tissue from the University of Munich. He has more than 40 original publications in national and international journals regarding Cell and Tissue. He is also a co-author of two published books in the field of Cell and Tissue in Germany.

Dr. Hussein M. Ageely is an associate professor of internal medicine and dean of the faculty of medicine at Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.