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Virtual Cell


Virtual Cell

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The Virtual Cell is a java program that is used to create mathematical models of cell biology processes. You create compartments of cells with membranes, enzymes and metabolites and also set up reaction rates and transport rates between compartments. The simulation runs and shows the changes over time and whether a stable state is achieved.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: July 14, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 02, 2010
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Submitter: Jeff Bell
Keywords: stochastic modeling, reaction rates, cell geometry, diffusion rates, biochemical reactions


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Java 1.5
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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