These Web resources will enhance the concepts described by Klug and Cummings in their textbook Essentials of Genetics.
- The Beauty of Mutations
(http://web.mit.edu/esgbio/www/dogma/mutants.html) A discussion of the various forms of mutation and their effects on genotype and phenotype. There is also a nice discussion about The Beauty of Mutations, which details the way in which mutations provide the mechanisms for organisms to survive and thrive in their changing environments.
- Solar Radiation Effects
Solar Radiation Effects on Biological Systems (http://www.ciesin.org/docs/001-503/001-503.html) contains a detailed discussion of the biological effects of sunlight.
- UV Radiation
UV Radiation (http://www.niwa.cri.nz/lauder/uvinfo.htm) provides an overview of the effects of UV light on humans.
- What Is DNA Repair?
What Is DNA Repair? (http://www.nih.gov/sigs/dna-rep/whatis.html) starts with a figure that highlights the important function of DNA repair. The text highlights mammalian repair systems with additional figures and contains a brief description of DNA repair disorders.
Tol2 (http://biol1.bio.nagoya-u.ac.jp:8000/Koga2.html) is a transposable element in fish, with similarity to Ac in plants, hobo in Drosophila, and Tam3 of snapdragon.
- Transposable Elements of Drosophila
P Elements Bibliography (http://www.genetics.wisc.edu/faculty/engels.html) contains an extensive list of studies of this transposable element of Drosophila.