A Quick Look at
Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry on the Web

Protein Structure Project information for Dr. Lee's Biochemistry class.
Links for Biology Teachers

The following links contain information that is used by students researchers in the fields of molecular genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

Literature Sources

The National Center for Biotechnology Information

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.

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

Links for the Human Genome Project:
The Human Genome Project

Celera Genomics

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.

Links for selected Genome Projects:
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:

The TIGR Microbial Database (includes information on and links all microbial genome projects).
The TIGR Parasite Database (works in progress).
TIGR Gene Indices include links to expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from human, mouse, rat, arabidopsis, and corn.


Human Cloning Links

President's Council on Bioethics

    The Human Cloning Foundation
    Clonaid (the Raelians)

Molecular Genetics Web Links

Primer3- For the design of PCR primers.
Webcutter  A program for determining restriction enzyme sites in DNA molecules.

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:

Other Sites of Interest

Links for Teachers
Molecular and Biochemical Websites of Interest

Nucleic Acid and Protein Structure

General Interest
Educational Resources
Interactive for students


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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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