Click on the following links for the textbook resources used for homework and classroom review.
Click on this link Meiosis for the beginning of the tutorial on Meiosis.
"Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, would be amazed at how far genetic knowledge has come in the fewer than 150 years since his simple crosses of pea plants. He was probably pleased as punch when he came up with the Laws of Heredity. I doubt he ever imagined that every gene in the human gene pool would be mapped and sequenced and that animals could be cloned or that genes from bacteria can be placed in a plant to prevent disease. He would be fascinated. Make him proud. Find out a little about genetics in his honor. After all, genetics -- the branch of biology dealing with heredity -- certainly knows a lot about you!"
These links will assist you on your journey through this fascinating topic.
Genetic Science Learning Center at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
University of Utah
Helping people understand how genetics affects their lives and society.
Human Genetics Problem Set
This site allows you to "test" your knowledge on a variety of genetic topics.
A Genetics Glossary
I strongly recommend you go to this site and practice the problem sets to gain a better understanding of monohybrid and dihybrid crosses using Punnett squares. Also the
Sex-Linked Inheritance Problem Set will help you understand this topic.
"The study of inheritance of genes located on sex chromosomes was pioneered by T. H. Morgan and his students at the beginning of the 20th century. Although Morgan studied fruit flies, the same genetic principles apply to humans. Since males and females differ in their sex chromosomes, inheritance patterns for X-chromosome linked genes vary between the sexes. Our objective is to understand the principles that govern inheritance of genes on sex chromosomes."
MendelWeb is an educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science.
The following link is to a chapter on genetics from a Prentis Hall textbook. Try it for another review of Mendelian genetics.
This link is an excellent one to learn about blood types and more!
CELL DIVISION: BINARY FISSION AND MITOSIS
This is an excellent review of cell division and mitosis.
CELL DIVISION: MEIOSIS AND SEXUAL REPRODUCTION
This is the companion link for meiosis and sexual reproduction.
The Science Behind the Human Genome Project
Basic Genetics, Genome Draft Sequence, and Post-Genome Science
Human Chromosome Launchpad
Links to Research Resources for Each Chromosome
This site is provided as a single-source launchpad to information about each human chromosome. Choose databases and other information resources by "pointing and clicking" on one of the pictured chromosomes.
Cancer is the disruption of the orderly and regulated cycle of cell replication and division under the control of our genes.
The Genetics of Cancer is a resource center designed to help you understand the genetic basis of cancer and interpret new discoveries in the field of cancer genetics. Here you will find both clinical and basic information on cancer, heredity, and the roles that genes can play in the development of various cancers. You can search for a specific topic, step page by page through the material by clicking the "next" button at the bottom of the screen, or just see where the hyperlinks—and your curiosity—take you.