Useful web links for genetics:
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) contains genome information for Arabidopsis thaliana. Search for the location of the genes and markers used in the MapPlants activity.
Compare a DNA sequence with all known DNA sequences (including the human genome).
A variation on the BLAST program that allows you to enter and compare two sequences.
This site has video clips of DNA replication, transcription and translation. Also, there are interviews with many important geneticists. The web site was built, in part, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA.
(To see the videos of replication, transcription and translation, click on “code” then on “copying the code” then on “putting it together”.)
A collection of human mitochondrial DNA sequences from around the world. Pick a sequence and BLAST it to find out what human groups are most closely related to the group you chose.
Access to several web-based genetics simulations. We will use the population genetics simulator during our workshop.