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We are living in an age when scientific knowledge is of the utmost concern to all mankind. The proper use of scientific knowledge can result in unparalleled benefits to mankind and a misuse can lead to unimaginable disasters.
Heredity and Development: Second Edition describes the progress of genetics as it took place and in so doing evaluates some of the problems facing scientists who are working on unknown phenomena. The principal purpose is to show how ideas in these two fields were formulated and studied. The intellectual history of the two has been quite different. Therefore, the report provides a foundation of the data and concepts in the field of genetics and an understanding of the manner in which science develops.
Emphasizing the manner in which hypotheses and observations lead to the conceptual schemes that allow us to think in an orderly and satisfying way about the problems involved, Heredity and Development explores the subsciences of genetics and embryology detailing a range of topics from Darwin's Theory of Pangenesis, and Mendelism to DNA structure and function, and differentiation . Used chiefly in college biology and genetics courses, the text is essential to decision makers, including those without a scientific background.
Table of Contents
|CONCEPTS IN GENETICS||1-6|
|1 Darwin's Theory of Pangenesis||7-18|
|2 The Cellular Basis of Inheritance||19-48|
|4 The Chromosomes and Inheritance||70-86|
|5 Morgan and Drosophila||87-139|
|6 Genetics - Old and New||140-151|
|7 The Substance of Inheritance||152-166|
|8 DNA - Structure and Function||167-208|
|9 The Genetics of Man||209-226|
|CONCEPTS IN EMBRYOLOGY||227-228|
|10 A Synopsis of Development of the Amphibian Embryo||229-241|
|11 Gastrulation and Organ Formation||242-255|
|13 Developmental Control of Genetic Systems||279-288|
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