The following links contain information that is used by students researchers in the fields of molecular genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. This site contains links for:
Basic Information on DNA, genetics, and genomes:DNA from the Beginning contains several pages with short, concise explanations of concepts covered in lecture.Links for Genome Information:The New York Times genome page. Articles from the newspaper.Links for the Human Genome Project:
Nature and Science are the premier scientific journals. In the spring of 2001, Nature published the papers from the public genome consortium while Science contained the research data from Celera Genomics.
Nature magazine's genome gateway.
Science magazine's genome landmarks
The Human Genome ProjectLinks for selected Genome Projects:
Twenty questions about DNA and the Human Genome Project. A good, if a bit dated, primer on the genome project. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has published information on the basics of the public genome research facts.
NCBI's Human Genome Guide
The human chromosomes are of different sizes and have unique banding patterns, as seen in a karyotype.
The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) has links to all of the human chromosomes.
Online Mendilian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). This is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. One can search OMIM for information on specific diseases, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia.
Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project
The E. coli Genome Project
Saccharomyces Genome Database
The C. elegans Genome Project
In addition, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) has a databases for all microbial genomes and another of those that are in progress.
The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)
Genomes sequenced by TIGR include Haemophilus influenzae, Mycoplasma genitalium, Helicobacter pylori, andBorrelia burgdorferi. The TIGR Database includes links to:
President's Council on Bioethics
The Human Cloning Foundation
Clonaid (the Raelians)
The Codon Usage Database For determining codon usage from GenBank data for an organism.
The Ribosomal Database Project For the analysis of 16S rRNA sequences. We will use this site for the molecular microbial ecology lab after spring break.
Phylogenetic Analysis: Phylogenetic analysis has been extremely useful in determining evolutionary relationships between organisms. There are many programs available for looking at phylogenetic relationships. Both nucleic acid and protein sequences can be studied to infer phylogenetic relationships.
Links for Phylogenetic software:
This page was written by Ted Lee for the students at SUNY Fredonia in the Department of Biology. Any questions or problems with the links should be forwarded to: Theodore.Lee@fredonia.edu
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