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The lac Operon


The lac Operon

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This animation examines how the concentration levels of lactose determine when the expression of the lac operon lactose-metabolizing genes is turned on or off. This animation includes a step-through video with a transcript of the animation and a narrated version of the animation. There is also a concluding tab and a quiz section that asks three questions relating to the lac operon animation. 
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 11, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 25, 2013
Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: lac operon, lactose metabolism


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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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