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Welcome to the Bailey Library subject guide for genetics information. Use this guide to find print and nonprint resources on the basic principles of genetics and their application to viruses, bacteria, plants, fungi, and animals, including humans


"Genetics is the branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms." American Heritage College Dictionary 3rd. Edition

 Genomics is "The study of all of the nucleotide sequences, including structural genes, regulatory sequences, and noncoding DNA segments, in the chromosomes of an organism. " Stedman's Medical Dictionary 2002

Genetics Basics

Chromosome Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet from the National Human Genome Research Institute

Sequence Databases/Tools

More Genetics Basics