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DNA Structure 1.0

DNA Structure 1.0

A very well designed, interactive, 3-D tutorial on the basic structure of DNA. Covers the nature of the double helix, base pairing relationships and the bonds which hold the molecule together.


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Peter DiFalco
Peter DiFalco (Staff)
10 years ago

The link is outdated due to technical considerations. Replacement simulations modeled for modern web browsers are located at

Technical Remarks:

The Chime plugin link is no longer available and the Chime MDL language has been phased out after development was ceased in 1998. These simulations have been subsequently re-developed using JMOL, which relies on the widely available Java plugin for molecule visualizations.