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DNA Structure

DNA Structure

A 3-dimensional, interactive, animated nonlinear tutorial on the structure of DNA. The user can choose among several views and/or display the various components of the DNA molecule in 3-D! Illustrates the double helix, hydrogen bonds, base pairing. Zooms in to single base pairs. Animations simulate replication, identify codons, complementary mRNA sequences, and amino acids coded for. Also highlighted: backbone traces, antiparallel strands, 5' and 3' ends. Quiz questions for students are provided, gaged to ages 14+, 18+, and 20+, along with lesson plans for teachers. Available at DNA.MolviZ.Org.

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Fadia Orlandi
Fadia Orlandi (Teacher (K-12))
20 weeks ago
Very clear images and the breakdown is great. Very good site to learn about DNA. Thank you!
Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
6 years ago

This site is very good for learning about the structure of DNA.

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There are no technical requirements.

Time spent reviewing site: 7 minutes
Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor (Faculty)
7 years ago

great site to show parts of DNA structure. I spend 30 minutes on the site and plan to use it during my biology lectures

Hsueh-Yung Chen
Hsueh-Yung Chen (Student)
8 years ago

This is a good website for the teacher to show the students that the 3D structure of DNA. I spent about 20 minutes reviewing this site. I could use this to teach the topic of DNA structure in a Living Environment class. The students can be benefit from the model by fully understanding the structure of DNA. nitrogen bases pairing, double helix, etc.