WISTR Summer Workshop Links for Edwin Wong

Background Reading: Genetic Molecules

Molecules of Genetics
Chromosomal DNA and its Packaging in Chromatin Fiber
DNA, RNA, and the Flow of Genetic Information
DNA Form & Function
Transformation of DNA Information Into Functional Molecules
Amino Acids Are Encoded by Groups of Three Bases


Modules: DNA, Chromosomes, & Gene Expression

Tour of the basics of molecular genetics
What can our chromosomes tell us?
Match chromosomes in a karyotype
Have Your DNA and Eat It, too!
From Genes to Protein
Reading DNA
Mutate the Sentence

Background Reading: Classical Genetics

Classical Genetics
Inheritance Patterns of Individual Genes
Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Inheritance
Chi-Square Test


Modules: Genetic Inheritance

Mendelian Genetics tutorials & problem sets
Virtual Fly Lab



Wong Research
Research Questionnaire (.doc)

WISTR 2006-2007 Research Team


  1. Karen Beitler ( ) - Effects of Soil Amendments Upon Legumes and Associated Rhizobia Bacterial Species
  3. Jeff Brentson ( ) - Production of DNA Barcodes for Local Marine Fish Species

  5. Luanne LaRose ( ) - DNA Fingerprint Comparison of Various Freshwater Aquarium Fish

  7. Stacy Evans (WestConn undergraduate fellow) - Molecular Population Genetic Analysis of the Aquatic Flowering Plant Podostemum ceratophyllum (Podostemaceae)

WISTR is funded by the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program, Connecticut Department of Higher Education.