These Web resources will enhance the concepts described by Klug and Cummings in their textbook Essentials of Genetics.
- Primer on Molecular Genetics
(http://www.ornl.gov/TechResources/Human_Genome/publicat/primer/index.html) The U.S. Department of Energy has developed this site in order to help educate people about genetics on a molecular level. This is geared towards the Human Genome Project, but includes a great deal of technical information, especially DNA structure and replication.
- DNA Replication
(http://www.ultranet.com/~jkimball/BiologyPages/D/DNAReplication.html) An excellent comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA replication, including diagrams and a nice comparison of the speed of replication in these two systems.
- Nucleic Acid
This nucleic acid site (http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/NetBiochem/nucacids.htm) provides an overview of DNA synthesis, with discussions of semiconservative replication, proteins used for synthesis, and DNA repair.
- Enzymes in DNA Replication
(http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/collaboration.html) A list of the enzymes that unwind DNA and replicate the molecule.
- Helicase Enzyme
Learn more about the role of DnaB, a helicase (http://www.cnb.uam.es/~bioinfo/paper/carmen/carmen.html), in the replication of E. coli DNA, and view a structural model.
- Research in DNA Recombination
Visit the home page of Dr. Fredrick Stahl (http://morel.uoregon.edu/home97/stahl.html) and learn more about his research on testing models for DNA recombination. He has written on genetic recombination for Scientific American.
- Gene Conversion in Transgenic Mice
(http://www.nott.ac.uk/~pdzjala/index.html) A brief description of some specific research taking place in the field of gene conversion.