As an example of how technology enables a powerful approach to science teaching, this URL links directly to some of the most...
As an example of how technology enables a powerful approach to science teaching, this URL links directly to some of the most respected research on myosins. The organization of knowledge displayed here about myosins is clearly outlined in a way that is superior to any published textbook. Such a resource suggests to me that the role of textbooks must change as we come to rely more on Web pages for the status of current knowledge in Biology.Technical Remarks: The gif animation showing movement of myosin along the actin filament takes a few minutes to download using a slow modem - but then the animation takes off and keeps going! One question remains: Does this animation represent myosin motion in general, or does it, perhaps, display an artifact from the conditions used to create these images. Such a question should motivate future students to enter the fascinating field of myosin research!!!