Zoom Genetics covers syllabus divided into the topics - Inheritance,
Genes, Chromosomes, Genetic Engineering and Bio-Technology.
In the inheritance section, Zoom Genetics explains the various terms
used in the study of genetics, variation and inheritance. The various
laws of Mendelian Inheritance are explained. The types and causes of
variations are extensively dealt with. The various inter-genic and
intra-genic interactions of genes are also explained and illustrated
Semi-conservative replication of DNA and its processes are explained.
How DNA is packaged in a chromosome is explained with figures and
Similarly, RNA - Ribose Nucleic Acid, their structure, types and
importance in protein synthesis is explained. How they are transcribed
from DNA is also explained.
The various aspects of protein synthesis from transcription to
translation are explained. How does the three letter codon affects the
protein synthesis is also taught. The Amino acids are also explained.
In chromosomes section, the topics discussed are Chromosomes, types
and structure; genetic disorders; linkage and crossing over; genetic
variations and mutations.
The chromosomal theory of inheritance are discussed. There are various
types of chromosomes; autosomes. chromosomal staining methods are
explained. the chromosome has various structures like centromere,
telomeres, satellite, arms and chromomere.
Other disorders are due to single gene disorders like Tay-sach
syndrome, Thalassemia, Sickle cell anaemia, or Huntington's disease,
Marfan's syndrome, cystic fibrosis, color blindness, muscular dystrophy.
Still other disorders are due to incompatibility of genes, like A. B.
O incompatibility, or Rhesus R. H. Factor in blood groups.
There are hundreds and hundreds of multiple choice questions so that a
student can practice and understand deeper the topics of genetics....