A Must Read Books in Genetics

Genetics is a study of hereditary and variation, it is something on which the existence of humans, plants and animals depend. The study of genes and having an understanding of it is very important because without it genetics would mean nothing.  It is generally considered a field of biology, but intersects frequently with many other life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems. Although it is a vast topic, so students need to be specific about the books they chose to study and for the referral point of view. So, to help students save time and money from investing in non-specific ones which often lead to zero benefits, we are providing you with some of the important books you should and must read and refer to stand away from the crowd.

1.  Principles of Genetics by Gardner:-  

 This book provides a clear, comprehensive and unique coverage of genetics, with its emphasis on its application, which is quite easy for the students to grab the essentials. It provides up-to-date coverage of the most recent techniques used in modern genetics such as gene cloning and Southern, Western and Northern blot analyses of genes and gene products. Gardner’s text stands apart from most other introductory texts in that it stresses actual and potential future applications of the principles discussed, particularly in agriculture and medicine.

2. Genetics by Stricktberger:- 

It is one of the best books in the market suggested by some of the experts in the field of Genetics. The language is easy and the content is interesting. The illustrations are also good with ample practice questions papers that helps students improve constantly and grab the concepts. The application part of genetics is shown quite discreetly.

3. Lewin’s Gene XII:-

Lewin is a lucid, comprehensive and up-to-date version of Gene. It is well-written and make things interesting to read. Long considered the quiet essential molecular biology textbook, for decades Lewin’s GENES has provided the most modern presentation to this transformative and dynamic science. With its every new edition it leads with new information and cutting-edge developments, covering gene structure, sequencing, organization, and expression etc.

4. Instant Notes in Genetics:-  Instant notes always come handy to students with various backgrounds. and is a concise yet comprehensive genetics book for undergraduates. All the important areas in genetics are covered in a format that is ideal for learning and rapid revision. The book has been extensively updated for one to keep.
Verdict:– 
From my personal experience and reading Gardner is quite a good book for BSc(Hons)Agri / BSc(Homs)Hort / M.Sc or higher degree students. Strickberger is mainly for the deep knowledge of the concepts and advanced studies. Instant notes will always be good for the basic as well as the advanced studies.

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Aastha

Book from Watson is quite easy to read and understand, but the pictures of the South Asian edition are black and white which sometimes makes us lose interest and also for this you need to have prior knowledge of it.

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Being in the undergraduate, I read Gardner for Genetics subjects, and I found this very handy and easy to read with all concepts explained so nicely that everyone who reads it can understand.

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Concepts of Genetics is concepts oriented book focused on the concepts of Genetics, and problem-solving. It’s a black and white edition but didn’t understand the concepts easily, had to take help of other resources as well. I liked Stricktberger more than any other book.